Chelsea's Mikel mocks Pogba in 'welcoming' him back to Premier League

Friday August 12th, 2016

Paul Pogba's world-record signing with Manchester United has caught the eye of the world, with many eager to see what the France and former Juventus star can do in his second tour of duty at Old Trafford.

Chelsea's John Obi Mikel, who is helping lead Nigeria's Olympic team (one that is reportedly considering a boycott of its quarterfinal over a payment dispute), jestingly took the opportunity to post a video of him toasting Pogba, at least for an instant, at the 2014 World Cup, when Nigeria and France met in the round of 16 in Brazil. 

In the highlight clip, Mikel nutmegs Pogba with a backheel pass (Pogba and France had the last laugh, though, winning 2-0 and advancing to the quarterfinals): 

We'll see what their next matchup holds.

Manchester United is slated to play Chelsea for the first time this season on October 22, in what will also mark Jose Mourinho's first match back at Stamford Bridge since he was fired last winter.

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