Kris Boyd terminates contract with Turkish outfit Eskisehirspor


The former Rangers striker will be eligible to join another club in the January transfer window on a free transfer.

Mark Donaghy said: “Kris has triggered a release clause in his contract. His contract has been terminated because of late payments and a legal process is now under way. He will now head back to the UK.”

According to Sky Sports the player ‘has yet to receive a monthly salary from Eskisehirspor after he received a signing-on fee in July’.

It was also announced that the striker would be making a complaint to FIFA over the issue.

Only last month, club chairman Halil Unal warned Boyd that he needed to improve to start earning his lucrative wages.
He said: “I don’t understand what is happening. He is a famous footballer with a good reputation. I have talked to Kris and he doesn’t want to leave. Hopefully, he will start scoring goals for us soon.”

Boyd was linked with a move back to Rangers this time last year, after he left the Ibrox club to sign a lucrative £25,000 a week contract with Middlesborough. That move turned sour and he was soon on his way to Turkey, but now the Scotland international could make a return to British football, with Rangers being linked with a move for their former hit man.

Boyd would have to take a hit in wages, as Rangers would not be able to pay him the £25,000 a week that the player was on at Boro, let alone the £18,000 a week that the Ibrox club offered to him before he rejected that deal to make the move to the Riverside.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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