Former Nigerian International, John Obi Mikel has left his Turkish club of Trabzonspor after his contract with the Turkish SuperLiga side was terminated.

On Tuesday, the club announced that Mikel’s contract had been mutually terminated with all his forward-looking receivables forfeited.

“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 announcement comes days after the former Super Eagles captain had criticised the Turkish league for not suspending the season in the face of the fast spreading Corona Virus ravaging most of Europe.

Taking to his Instagram page, Mikel confirmed his departure:

‘I would like to thank all the fans for their support. I also want to say thanks to all my teammates, technical crew, medical team and kit men Ayatabe. for all we’ve achieved this season so far, wish you guys best of luck in winning the league. It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make, but in current situation we all need take care of our families, spend time with them and protect them. #lifefirst #stayhome #family.’