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Turkish club Trabzonspor terminates Mikel Obi’s two-year contract

John Obi Mikel’s contract with Trabzonspor has been terminated by mutual consent, the club has announced.

No reason was given for the mutual termination of the contract, but Trabzonspor confirmed the former Super Eagles captain gave up his remaining wages.

“The professional football player agreement between our company and John Obi Mikel on 30.06.2019 start date 31.05.2021 has been mutually terminated.

“With a mutual termination agreement, the football player gave up all his forward-looking receivables,” the statement read.

Mikel joined the Turkish club as a free agent on a two-year deal last summer.

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Meanwhile, former Trabzonspor president, Ozkan Sumer, has slammed the club for terminating the contract of Nigerian midfielder.

The former Trabzonspor and Turkey coach also slammed the Turkish Football Federation for failing to call off the league insisting that they can’t guarantee a healthy condition for the players.

Speaking to Trabzon-based website 61saat.com, the legendary coach said, “TFF cannot do anything if the players say ‘I am not playing’. It is cruel to condemn the player to play in a place where no one can guarantee health. It is the most natural right for footballers not to play in the current conditions.

“One of the most objectionable priorities of the coronavirus is physical contact. Football is also a contact-based game. It is not possible to acknowledge what risk players are doomed in this regard.”

Last weekend, Mikel Obi criticized Turkish football authorities, for not suspending the Super Lig season despite the spread of the coronavirus across Europe.

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