Former Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Obi has left his Turkish club Trabzonspor by mutual consent, the club announced.
The 32-year-old had signed two-year deal with the club last summer after a brief stint at Championship side, Middlesbrough.
Obi has been instrumental in helping Trabzonspor soar to the summit of the Super Lig this season with 19 league appearances.
However, the club announced that the former Chelsea midfielder is leaving after giving 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 club announced.
Though no reason was given, but last Saturday Obi criticized Turkish football authorities for not suspending the Super Lig season despite the spread of the coronavirus across Europe.
The AFCON winner had said does not feel comfortable during the Covid-19 outbreak and called for the season to be cancelled.