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…
Please will you stay next season! And manage the team ?
— Jack Gunn (@jackgunn2) March 20, 2019
Will you be staying for another year
— Matthew Mcclelland (@MatthewMcclel17) March 20, 2019
Is they any chance you will stay here another season
— wayne burnett (@wanaldinho) March 20, 2019
Will you finish your career here please? ?
— Glenn Colin Melvin (@glenncm2812) March 20, 2019
What are your plans next season #UTB
— PainTown (@prince_hitler) March 20, 2019
Will u stay with us in the summer? Plz
— Cameron Herd (ALPHA MALE) (@cherd03) March 20, 2019
Will you sign a new contract for next season?
— Adam Macadie (@adam_macadie1) March 20, 2019
Will you stay if we don’t get promoted??
— SPIKE11 (@SpikeArmstrong) March 20, 2019