John Mikel Obi has disclosed that he is happy at the Stamford Bridge and will see out his contract with the club despite heavy link with other clubs. The 28 year-old midfielder who has two years left on his contract have been tipped for a move from Chelsea over lack of playing time.
Mikel described the club as his family and also claimed that he has assurances from the manager to remain with the club.
“I have two years left on my contract here and want to see them out. I am happy here and we will see what happens. I do want to stay, the manager wants me to stay so I don’t have any issues,” Mikel told London Evening Standard.
“The manager has told me he wants me to stay. He said that and I’m pretty happy to stay.
“This is going to be my tenth season at the club, next year it will be my 11th. I have been here so long due to the contracts I have signed and I like to be somewhere where I have developed friendships. This is like my family now. Every time I come to work it’s like coming in to see my family. I know the whole place, the staff, it is going to be a hard place to leave when my contract runs out and then we will see what happens,” he concluded.
Mikel joined Chelsea from Lyn Oslo in 2006 and has won 10 major titles with the club.