The Super Eagles captain is seeking a return to Europe for family reasons.
In an interview with Tianjin TV Sports New Vision program, Mikel said
“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. Anyway, I would like to wish the TEDA team good luck next season.”
Mikel performed well for Tianjin Teda in the first half of the 2018 season but struggled with injuries in the second half after representing Nigeria at the World Cup in Russia.
Mikel Obi will now have to get himself another club as soon as possible so as to be fit for the Super Eagles in their campaign at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.