John Obi Mikel has left Turkish club Trabzonspor due to Coronavirus pandemic, after both parties agreed to part ways through mutual consent.
Mikel Obi joined the Turkish club on a two-year deal last summer as a free agent.
The former Super Eagles midfielder had criticized Turkish football authorities for not suspending the Super Lig season despite the spread of the coronavirus across Europe.
The midfielder then refused to come off the bench for their 1-1 draw with Istanbul Basaksehir.
The Turkish club statement reads;
“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.