Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said he does not have any problem with John Obi Mikel moving to China.
The captain of Nigeria’s national team, has signed a three-year deal with Tianjin TEDA, after leaving Chelsea on a free transfer.
Rohr also advised other Nigerian players to move during the January transfer window.
“Some are not playing in their clubs and now is the month, very important January when they can change clubs to play and have competition,” he told Channels TV on Friday.
“It is very important that Super Eagles players have competition in their clubs.
“He (Mikel) did not play much in the last month. He played in the Olympics, don’t forget it – he played all the games. He also played all the games for Super Eagles but (only) did not play in Chelsea.
“So I am happy that he can play now in China. It is always better to play in China than to stay in Chelsea and not play.
“He is now nearing the end of his career and it is normal that he is looking for a good contract,” the coach said.