Brazilian Premier League side, Botafago have concluded plans to sign the former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, thesportsbay reports .
According to report from ESPN journalist Jorge Nicola, on his YouTube channel, Botafogo have offered Mikel higher values than what he received at his last club, Trabzonspor of Turkey.
The journalist stated that the mouthwateting figures proposed by Glorioso exceed $ 2 million (about R $ 10.6 million) per 18 months contract.
The former Chelsea star, however, has not made up his mind as he asked for more money added to his wages. The Botafogo top officials was quoted to have said that they have come close to the limit in terms of values, but maintain optimism about the ex-Middlesborugh player.
Reports had it that h might join a club in England because of his family but that may be a thing of the past as he considers moving to Brazil.
Mikel is married to the Russian Olga Diyachenko, model who has paraded in Rio de Janeiro and loves the city, according to the reporter. Because of this, she would consider a move to Brazil.
In addition, Mikel no longer wants to play in Turkey or China, the last two countries in which he played (for Trabzonspor and Tianjin Teda).