Mikel: I will return to Trabzonspor only on this condition…
By Toju Sote
Ex-Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has declared his readiness to return to former Turkish club Trabzonspor but only on condition that club President Ahmet Agaoglu admit he was wrong and apologise for his role in the impasse that led to his departure last March.
The iconic midfielder left the club under acrimonious circumstances but he has expressed the desire to forget all that had transpired and make a sensational return.
Mikel left Trabzonspor days after the former Chelsea midfielder said on Instagram that he did not feel comfortable with top-flight games in Turkey being played despite the Corona virus pandemic.
Covid-19 had forced all big five leagues in Europe as well as the Champions League and Europa league to be suspended but Turkish league games were still being played behind closed doors.
“I would love to return. I still get support messages from Trabzonspor fans even if there is a bitter cut when I want to go”. Mikel said in quotes carried by Trabzonhaber.
“They really made me feel good and valuable many times. But at least once I want to return, I would like to be called by President Ahmet Agaoglu. We can solve the problem. I’m waiting for an apology.”
Mikel joined the Turkish side last year on a contract that was supposed to run until May 2021 and was enjoying a brilliant campaign until things turned sour between club and player.