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Mikel then joined Norwegian side Lyn Oslo, and shortly after his 18th birthday on 29 April 2005 Manchester United announced that they had reached an agreement to sign the young Nigerian from Lyn .
Mikel's agents had been bypassed by United, with the club persuading the player to sign a four-year deal without representation.
On , the midfielder went missing during a Norwegian Cup game against Klemetsrud; he had not been selected for the match but had been watching from the stands.
Whilst the player was believed to have left with one of his agents, John Shittu, who had by now flown in to meet Mikel, his disappearance sparked massive media coverage in Norway and also provoked a police enquiry after the Lyn Oslo director Morgan Andersen made claims in the Norwegian media that Mikel had been 'kidnapped'.
Mikel's claims, if true, would mean that Manchester United had acted in breach of FIFA and FA rules.
Mikel told the British media that Chelsea were the club he genuinely wanted to sign for.
His close-range volley against Fulham in September 2013 ended a goalless run dating back to January 2007.
The uninhibited joy among his team-mates was mirrored by those in the Stamford Bridge stands, highlighting his cult status among fans.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson considered travelling to Oslo to visit Mikel, but decided against this after Mikel was reported to have left the country. Staying in a London hotel, and some nine days after disappearing, Mikel stated on Sky Sports News that he had been pressured into signing the contract with United, claims furiously rebuffed by both Manchester United and Lyn Oslo. Mikel also claimed that he had asked the clubs for a week to think about it, but that this request was refused and the clubs pressured him into signing without his advisors being present.
It was at that tournament when his name was incorrectly submitted as "Mikel", rather than "Michael" by the Nigerian Football Association, though Mikel decided to keep the name.
He then had a brief spell in South Africa with Ajax Cape Town.
In total, Mikel played 372 times for Chelsea, scoring six goals.
He leaves with our very best wishes and we thank him for his exceptional service.