Stoke City manager Michael O’Neil expects experienced midfielder John Mikel Obi to extend his stay at the club, reports Completesports.com.
Mikel joined the Potters as a free agent last summer after severing ties with Turkish Super Lig outfit Trabzonspor.
The former Chelsea midfielder alongside James Chester has helped in reshaping the changing room.
“Both signed contracts with options so we anticipate that both players will be here next year,” said the manager.
“They are players who came here and their motive was to play, it wasn’t financial. That is heartening in this day and age.
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“They weren’t older players who saw this as an opportunity for a last pay day, they saw it as an opportunity to really come to a club and make a difference.
“That’s been pleasing because they’ve both made a big impact, as has Steven Fletcher, in terms of what types of player we have around the club.
“When I walked through…
Source: Complete Sports