Turkish football club, Trabzonspor has announced the departure of former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, whose contract was terminated by mutual consent.
“The professional football player agreement between our company and John Obi Mikel on 30.06.2019 (start date) – 31.05.2021 (supposed end date) has been mutually terminated. With a mutual termination agreement, the football player gave up all his forward-looking receivables,” the club announced on Tuesday.
The reason for his termination wasn’t revealed, but this comes days after Mikel, 33, criticised Turkish football authorities for not suspending the Super Lig season despite the spread of the coronavirus across Europe.
He criticized Turkey for not suspending League for coronavirus, and he refused to play the last game. Shortly afterward, his contract was terminated and he came under attack from trolls.
The former Chelsea midfielder joined the club on a two-year deal last summer after leaving Championship club Middlesbrough.