How Slave Football Contracts In France, Italy Wrecked Me – Taribo West

How Slave Football Contracts In France, Italy Wrecked Me - Taribo West

Ex-Super Eagles defender, Taribo West has admitted that he signed “Slave” contracts while playing football in some top European leagues.

The Former Nigeria international, who played for Julius Berger in the Nigeria Professional League, launched his career in Europe at French Ligue 1 side Auxerre in 1993.

Taribo has opened up that he signed the contract without knowing what it entailed.

“I played in Auxerre for free,” the defender said during Footballers Connect, an event aimed at bridging the gap between young footballers, professionals, and ex-internationals.

“I was playing under a contract for five years without knowing the contents and conditions binding the contract.

“After the third year, Arsenal, Juventus, Glasgow Rangers, Sevilla and Betis came for me. I went to the coach stating that I wanted to leave but he sat me down, showed me my contract terms with Auxerre.

“On the table, I saw Arsenal, Juventus, Glasgow Rangers, Sevilla and Inter Milan. He began to make calls and Inter was the destination, I signed the contract papers without knowing its content yet again.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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