Former Super Eagles captain and Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder, Mikel John Obi is homesick following the strained relationship between him and his partner, a source close to the player revealed to AOIFootball.com.
AOIFootball.com had revealed exclusively last month that the player’s relationship with longtime girlfriend and mother of his two daughters Olga Diyachenko had hit the rocks following his decision to move to Turkey, but it now appears that the player could be bending to his family’s demand.
A very close source to the family who pleaded anonymity, told AOIFootball.com authoritatively that the player misses home and could be on his way out of Trabzonspor before the end of the season.
“Honestly, things are not going on well with Mikel. He has been withdrawn of late as the situation with his family keeps getting tough.
“Mikel is really home sick, his family have revealed that they won’t come to Turkey again and it has really affected him. His daughters say they want him back and I think that will almost certainly mean he could leave before the expiration of his contract. Besides also there is no international school with English cirrocumulus there for his kids to attend which is very very important to Mikel and his wife plus the kids will miss the camaraderie with their peers in school,” the source revealed.
Although the former Chelsea midfielder remains mute on the new development, further investigation by AOIFootball.com reveals that his days in Turkey could now be numbered despite the enormous love he has received from the fans.
The 32-year-old has made four appearances for the Trabzon based club since joining them on a free transfer after the expiration of his contract with Championship side Middlesbrough.