Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has given the green light to joining Turkish Super Liga club Trabzonspor, according to a report.
Turkish newspaper Fotomac claim that Trabzonspor are looking for a replacement for former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, who terminated his deal with the club last month due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“There is more to life than football,” said the 32-year-old before football in the country was suspended.
The report claims Nakamba, 26, is keen to move to table-toppers Trabzonspor to play Champions League football and would love to play in Europe’s top competition next season.
Villa signed Nakamba from Club Brugge for €12m last summer and he has made 26 appearances for Dean Smith’s side. He is under contract until June 2024.
A video following the 5-1 win at Norwich showed a group of Villa’s fans singing about Zimbabwean midfielder Nakamba and one other player, with references to several racial stereotypes.
Villa said in a statement: “Aston Villa is disgusted and appalled by footage circulating on social media of supporters chanting a racist song which makes reference to two of our first-team players.
“The club wholly condemns the chant and urges other supporters to help us identify those responsible.”