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StoryNEW CONTRACT

The agent of the Nigerian midfielder John obi Mikel has said that his client will be signing a new contract with Chelsea soon. The Chelsea midfielder was extremely influential in helping the club win the FA Cup and the Champions League last season.

The 25-year-old has been one of the consistent performers for the team over the last couple of seasons. He was initially criticised for not being able to replicate the performances of Claude Makelele, who was one of the best players in his position. However, he has grown in stature in recent years and has excelled under the management of Roberto di Matteo.

Even though he is yet to score a Premier league goal even after more than six years of regular first-team football, John obi Mikel is one of the important players for Chelsea. His agent has revealed that John obi Mikel will be offered a new contract by the club that will see his wages increase in relation to the importance within the team. He has said that Mikel, who has only one more season after this left on his current contract, has not thought about leaving Chelsea and is extremely looking forward to signing a new deal.

“Mikel will soon sign a new five-year contract with an improved salary and we are just about finalising the details of it. Mikel is one of Chelsea’s most consistent performers and the club agrees with us he deserves a new and improved contract. He has a year left and Chelsea have decided to add four more years to it,” said his agent. Mikel was signed for a total outlay of £ 16 million back in 2006 from Lyn Oslo. He was one of the big young signings for the then manager José Mourinho, but he is starting to fulfil his potential now.