Nigerian International footballer John Obi Mikel has had his contract with Turkish Super League giant Trabzonspor terminated after refusal to play amid coronavirus crisis

The footballer posted on his instagram account last week stating he doesn’t feel like playing again, as the Turkish League remains unbarred in the midst of this global crisis

The midfielder is reported to have refused to come on as a substitute during Trabzonspor’s stalemate with Istanbul Basaksehir and this led to the termination of his contract

A statement from the club read that they parted ways with Mikel by mutual consent.

Mikel only joined Black Sea Storm as a free agent on a two-year deal last summer, at the end of his brief stint in the Championship with Middlesbrough

The 32-year-old played a crucial role in helping Trabzonspor soar to the summit of the Super Lig this season with 19 league appearances.

While no reason was given for the mutual termination of the contract, the club announced the former Chelsea midfielder 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 club announced .