Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has continued to create excitement among fans of English Championship club Middlesbrough following his superlative showing for the club in recent weeks, reports Completesports.com.
He linked up with Middlesbrough in January on a short term deal after severing ties with Chinese club, Tianjin Teda.
His presence added a lot of grit and perseverance to Middlesbrough’s midfield as they recorded their 14th win of the season against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.
It was the Eagles’ captain’s fifth game since he arrived on a free in January and he has helped Middlesbrough to two wins, two draws, and a defeat.
Marvelled by his performance, Middlesbrough official Twitter handle and some of the fans took to the social media to express their love for the former Chelsea midfielder.
“A Rolls-Royce of a midfielder, WE’VE GOT MIKEL,” read a tweet on Middlesbrough’s official Twitter handle.
“John Obi Mikel is different gravy,” one of Boro’s fans @brucierioch tweeted.
“Have we ever had a player so accurate at forward passing than Jon Obi Mikel,” another fan, @artyfarty 88 tweeted.
“Jon Obi Mikel on a free in the Championship is absolute day light robbery!,” @Stephen_scott 94 added.
“We’ve got Mikel, Jon Obi Mikel, I just don’t think you understand….. #theafricanzidane#,” another Boro fan, @Cooky34 tweeted.