Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba has offered words of advice to Nigerian midfielder Mikel John Obi over his current situation at English Premier League leaders, Chelsea.
The Super Eagles captain is seemingly heading out of Stamford Bridge as he has failed to force his way into Antonio Conte’s plans this season.
Mikel’s contract runs out at the end of the season and he does not look like getting a new one.
He has not played at all under Conte this season, and will want to get some games under his belt before the campaign is out.
French club, Olympique Marseille are reportedly keen on bringing Mikel into their ranks with the midfielder apparently set to join the club during the January transfer window.
Mikel has been speaking to his close friend, Drogba about the French side with a view to possibly teaming up with the football club, according to the Evening Standard.
Drogba impressed for Marseille before Jose Mourinho brought him to Chelsea, where he would eventually have Mikel as a teammate, for £24 million in 2004.
Mikel is said to respect the Ivorian’s opinion and has picked his brains about life at the Stade Velodrome.
Marseille have not won the French league since 2010 and will not be claiming top spot this term. They occupy sixth in the table, 16 points off leaders OGC Nice.
The club are regulars in European competition, which would allow Mikel still showcase his talents in either the Europa League or Champions League if they qualify.
Mikel is said to have a big-money offer from China, but is a lot more keen on staying in Europe with his young family.