-After Falling Out With Tianjin Teda
Super Eagles striker, Aide Brown Ideye is ready to quit Tianjin Teda of China, following his allegation that the ambitious Chinese Super League club has failed to keep to terms of his agreement with them and perceived maltreatment on their part.
This comes in the wake of reports that the Teda-based side have demoted the former Olympiakos of Greece striker to their reserves’ team, but a credible source close to Ideye told SportsDay exclusively at the weekend that the issue has been misrepresented by the media.
Though the source stopped short of spilling full details of the development, the close confidant of the Canada 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup revelation insisted that his pal is being victimised for non-football reasons, hence his readiness to call it quit with the team that also has Eagles’ captain, John Mikel Obi inn their ranks.
The source hinted further that Ideye, who has also previously played for Neuchâtel Xamax of Switzerland, Sochaux of France, Dynamo Kiev of Ukraine and West Bromwich Albion of England, is bound to follow the same style used by Brazilian defender, Dani Alves in terminating his contract with Juventus of Italy.
SportsDay was also told on telephone that Ideye is likely to approach Tianjin’s top brass to iron out terms of a mutual agreement that would put an end to his short romance with the team, and hope to get another club during the ongoing summer transfer market.
The source believes Ideye will get his wishes come true, because the product of Ocean Boys FC of Brass apparently has a strong case of ‘unfulfilled personal terms’ agreed with Tianjin Teda before he made the shock switch from Olympiakos, where he was enjoying a better run than he had during his stint in England with WBA.
Ideye’s pal stated curtly: “I saw your report about Brown, but I can tell you categorically that it is not true. I will not be able to tell you the full story, because he confided in me and does not want any publicity over the matter, but, the way it is, Brown may ask Tianjin to pay him off.
“He is likely going to ask them to let him go, so that he can get a new club before the transfer window closes. That will be possible, because (Dani) Alves did the same with Juventus.
“Similarly, Ideye has a good case against his club, because they did meet up with the personal agreement he had with them. They are only reacting now that he is insisting on his right.”