John Obi Mikel has affirmed his exit from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda after cancelling his contract with the club a year before the expiration of the agreement.
According to Transfer Markt, the midfielder became a free agent on Thursday, January 3 after agreeing a termination of his contract with Teda.
The Nigeria international, who earlier failed to travel with the first team of the club for their pre-season training in Spain, affirmed his exit in an interview with Tianjin TV Sports New Visionprogram:
”I broke the contract with the club, which means I will leave Teda. As for my next stop, I am not sure yet, maybe I will return to Europe, maybe stay in China,” Mikel said.
”Anyway, I would like to wish the TEDA team good luck next season.”
As a free agent, Mikel signed a three-year contract with Teda in January 2017. He racked up 31 appearances for the Chinese side, registering three goals and three assists.