Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has advised players under the age of 30 to think twice before considering an offer from Chinese clubs that they should not be tempted by the money.
Chinese teams are luring outstanding players from top European Leagues by offering them huge financial incentives, and Mikel cashed in when he ended his more than ten-year association with Chelsea in January 2017.
After only two years in China, Mikel mutually terminated his contract with Tianjin Teda in the winter transfer market, citing the need to be closer to his family as the reason for his decision, before penning a short-term deal with Middlesbrough.
”My advice to anyone thinking about going has a long think about it, you have to go at the right time.”
I certainly wouldn’t say to anyone under the age of 30 to go there, they will regret it if they do”.
“It’s worth doing for a couple of years if only to learn a different culture, to give yourself an experience that takes you out of your comfort zone, but do not be tempted by the money if you are young.