Mikel to Trabzonspor - Apologise and I'll return
Mikel Obi has asked for an apology to be tendered to him by the president of Trabzonspor, Ahmet Ağaoğlu, in order for him to return to the football club.
The duo had a spat in March, which led to the termination of Mikel's contract nine months after he joined the club.
It was gathered that in an Instagram outburst, the footballer called for the Turkish Lig to be cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The club had a meeting with the former Super Eagles captain three days after he made the Instagram post, and had his contract mutually terminated.
Now, the 33-year-old would consider a return to the club if the club president makes an apology to him.
Mikel was quoted as saying,
“I had concerns about my family during the pandemic process. I shared this with the president, but it was ignored.
I was underestimated. I was very upset about this situation and I said ‘my priority family’.
When I left, I obviously did not receive a call from anyone to stay. There were even happy ones.
The fans of Trabzonspor are very special to me. We are still talking to them on social media.
For me, the fans will always remain in good memories. I would like to return to Trabzonspor again, but I expect an apology for this. I think I deserve it.
I would love to go back. I still get support messages from the fans of Trabzonspor even if there were angry people when I wanted to go. They really made me feel good and valuable many times.
But I would like to be called by President Ahmet Ağaoğlu at least once for me to return. We can solve the problem. I’m waiting for an apology.”