Udinese of Italy defender, William Troost-Ekong has declared that he would love to see his captain in Nigeria’s national team, John Mikel Obi move over to join him in the Serie A.
Although Mikel is already in the twilight of his career and many observers believe he will hang his boots at the end of this season, Troost-Ekong is of view that the Super Eagles’ skipper could still make a huge impression in Italy’s top-flight league.
Information reaching footballlive.ng reveals further that Troost-Ekong believes Mikel’s world of experience and quality of play could come in handy for any top club in Italy, as he sees the Tianjin Teda of China midfielder as a role model.
Incidentally, Mikel had been linked with Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus before he joined Teda from Chelsea in January 2017, but Troost-Ekong believes a switch could still happen.
While rooting for Mikel to play in Italy, Troost-Ekong also rated his fellow-Eagles defender, Ola Aina of AS Torino as a player capable of enacting sterling marks in the Serie A.
Aina is currently on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea at Torino , and Troost-Ekong believes the full back will make a success of the deal.
Troost-Ekong declared: ”I really like Ola Aina, who has moved from Chelsea to Torino. He is an excellent fullback and has all the qualities to do well in Serie A.
“Who I would want to see in the Italian championship is John Obi Mikel. He is a great player and I think he could play in all the teams of Serie A and would make Italian football fans happy with his qualities.”