Championship side Middlesbrough have confirmed that former Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi will leave the club this summer.

The Super Eagles captain and Stewart Downing will become free agents, after the Championship side decided not to offer them new contracts.
The Super eagles captain mad 18 appearances for the championship side. Mikel Obi joined Boro on a short-term deal in January transfer window, following a spell at Chinese club Tianjin TEDA.