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John Obi Mikel wants to leave Middlesbrough

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: John Obi Mikel of Middlesbrough warms up prior to the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Middlesbrough and Newport County AFC at Riverside Stadium on January 26, 2019 in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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The English Championship club failed to qualify to the Premier League, and the player has revealed he has offers from other teams.

Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel joined Middlesbrough in January with the objective to get promoted to the English Premier League.

But the Championship side failed to qualify to the English top-flight, which has made midfielder John Obi Mikel to revaluate his career.

“I don’t know, you can never say never. My contract ends and that’s why I’m saying ‘they’ (about Boro),” he told Goal.

“If there’s a conversation, OK, fine. It’s a great club, they will find the right players and make sure next season they are in the playoff or automatic promotion.”

“We’ll see what happens. We’ll have a conversation with my people and see what comes up. I have a few options here and there, there’s a lot of options, you always have to pick the right one and the way you play and what you want to achieve,” he added.

“I still want to win trophies, I’ll go somewhere where the players, the team, the fans, the staff, want to win.”

“We just weren’t good enough when we lost six games in a row, that just wasn’t good enough,” he continued.

“We went through a bad spell and that is what put us where we are today.”

“It’s a tough one. Yes, I think the players, there’s a lot of good players, we could have with the players we have. I thought we had the players to do it. This club is a big club, next year they will be there or thereabouts again,” he said.

“They are not far away. They have good players and a good dressing room. They just need a few bits here and there. They have good players, a great manager. The manager has been fantastic for me.”