Super Eagles Head Coach Gernot Rohr has suggested his captain, Mikel Obi is not guaranteed a starter’s spot in the team despite his transfer to Championship side Middleborough.

Rohr told that Mikel might need some time to get used to playing in Europe again, and the 31 year-old midfielder must show dedication to get back to his best after a long spell without competitive football.

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The Coach says like all other players he must fight for his place and prove he deserves a recall.

Super Eagles Mikel Obi completed a move to English Championship club Middlesbrough after passing his medical test on Tuesday, January 22.

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German club Wolfsburg and Italian giants Roma were said to be closely monitoring Mikel Obi for the possibility of getting his signature, but the ex Chelsea star decided to return to England.

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According to the report by UK Sun, Mikel Obi traveled to the United Kingdom on Tuesday morning, January 22, before he had his medical examination at the Riverside stadium.