CHELSEA MIDFIELDER JOHN MIKEL OBI HAS LEFT CHELSEA TO JOIN CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE SIDE TIANJIN TEDA
John Mikel Obi, 29, has played 372 times for Chelsea since joining in 2006 but has not featured this season
He said it had been "an honour" to play for the Stamford Bridge club but it was time to "seek new challenge."
"I haven't featured as much this season as I would have liked and I still have many years in the game ahead of me," Mikel Wrote On Twitter In a Message To Chelsea fans
"With this in mind, I feel now is the time to seek a new challenge
"To play in the Premier League is every professional player's ambition.
"But to play for Chelsea, to become part of the Chelsea family to work with some of the best managers and players in the world, has truly been an honour.