What are your plans? Middlesbrough fans need to know what is happening with John Obi Mikel

Middlesbrough signed John Obi Mikel in January, with the experienced midfielder arriving at the Riverside Stadium following his release from Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Teda.

Mikel penned a contract with Boro until the end of the 2018-19 campaign and he has impressed for the club, making nine Championship appearances.

The Nigerian has seemingly been around forever, but he is just 31 years of age.

It seems unlikely that Boro will be able to keep him, particularly if they are unable to secure a return to the Premier League.

However, stranger things have happened and not too many would have backed Tony Pulis’ side to sign the former Chelsea midfielder in the first place.

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The Boro fans want to know what is happening when it comes to Mikel’s future, though, with a number taking to social media on Wednesday to ask the very important question.

Even if it is just a repeat of the January deal, perhaps penning the Nigerian to the club for one more season, fans would love to see him stay, as you can see from the Twitter reactions down below…