Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba has backed John Obi Mikel’s decision to mutually terminate his contract with Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor.
Mikel and Drogba were teammates at Chelsea for seven years and the two players still maintain close ties to this day.
It is believed that the former Nigerian captain asked for his contract to be mutually terminated because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic across the globe.
From his Instagram account, Mikel made a statement about the coronavirus situation on Saturday, stating : “There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and do not want to play football in this situation.
“Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones in this critical time. Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.”
Responding to Mikel’s post, Drogba said: “Words of wisdoms Mikel John Obi”.
Mikel’s contract with Trabzonspor was terminated after the close of the January transfer window, meaning he cannot join a new European club until the summer.