Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, is on the verge of joining the Brazilian club, Botafogo, with the deal likely to be concluded today.

Mikel terminated his contract with the Turkish club, Trabzonspor, in March due to comments he made on coronavirus on Instagram.

According to reports, the 32-year-old player has been negotiating for a few days with the Rio club and there is optimism that a deal could be made soon.

Botafogo has already made an official proposal and is awaiting Mikel’s response with sources revealing he is having a talk about the deal with his long-term partner, Olga Dyachenko.