Ogenyi Onazi quits Trabzonspor after over salary arrears

Ogenyi Onazi

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, has terminated his contract with Turkish side, Trabzonspor, after just one year.

Onazi, 24, joined the six-time Süper Lig winners on a four-year contract from Lazio last summer, but spent just one season with Ersun Yanal’s team due to their failure in meeting up with his wages, having played the last two months without pay.

The footballer’s agent and former Nigeria international, Ayodele Makinwa, said his client had written to the club about the decision.

“Now we are looking for a quick solution with regards his next destination,” Makinwa told BBC Sport on Tuesday.

“We have an agreement with the club which strictly states that the player has a right to terminate his contract if the club failed to pay him for two months or more.

“We’ve taken a decision based on the violation of this agreement as Onazi is being owed for more than the stipulated period.”

Onazi isn’t the only player who has taken that bold step to walk away from the club.

Algeria’s Carl Medjani and Ghana striker Majeed Waris both recently quit over a similar dispute.

It remains to be seen where Onazi’s next destination will be.

He featured predominately the last term for the club, making 37 appearances in all competitions.