Gbenga Arokoyo explains why he parted ways with Gaziantepspor

The Nigerian defender has opened up on why left the Falcons with two years left with the Turkish outfit

Gbenga Arokoyo has explained that his decision to move away from Gaziantepspor two years into his four-year contract deal was due to breach of financial agreements with the Turkish outfit.

The 23-year-old had joined the Falcons in 2014 from Mjallby of Sweden and featured in 29 games, netting one goal for the Turkish elite outfit.

The former youth international said he is a free player following the confirmation of his contract termination by the Turkish Football Federation though expects his outstanding entitlements to be cleared soon.

"It is so sad, but I never left the club [Gaziantepspor] for a reason of indiscipline," Arokoyo told Goal. 

"My club hasn't paid me since the last six months. This was not too good for me as every player deserves his wages and surely had affected me a lot.

"It is important for to have best of condition and motivation to remain at my best. And this is so sad that this happened, but certainly the best decision to take," he lamented 

"Sincerely, I just cannot continue to remain under such atmosphere where I don't feel motivated and the best thing to do is to part ways. 

"I've received many heart-warming messages from the fans. It just sad, but I just got to move on and i'm going to miss them and very grateful for their support.”

Now declaring self as a free agent, Arokoyo confirmed that the Turkey Football Federation had confirmed his contract termination since June 30 on his profile on its website, which cited cautionary termination.

"Right now, I’m free because the legal processes sorted out by my lawyer and the Turkish Football Federation has declared me free.

"My lawyer has informed me that I’m now a free player and waiting for right offer this summer.”