Former Chelsea defender José Bosingwa recently completed the move to Turkish football with Trabzonspor, thus bringing an end to the spell in English football that began in 2008. He came to Chelsea for £ 16 million from Portuguese football in 2008. During his four seasons at the club, he managed to win every major title starting with the league and ending with the Champions league in 2012. He left the club and joined neighbours QPR on a free transfer. However, his spell at Loftus Road has been hugely troubled due to several altercations with the manager.
He refused to play as a substitute, which led to him being banned from the club for a few months. After returning to first-team action following his apology to manager Harry Redknapp, the defender was unable to prevent the club from going down into the Championship. Bosingwa was one of the high earners at the club at around £ 80,000 per week. Hence, the club decided to end his contract by mutual consent. He has sealed a move to Trabzonspor on a free transfer where he will be reunited with his former Chelsea teammate Florent Malouda.
After the move was completed, Bosingwa thanked the QPR fans and owner. He has said that his time at the club was extremely troubled due to various reasons.
“As it’s now known that I have parted ways with QPR by mutual agreement, I would like to thank [the chairman] Tony Fernandes, my team-mates, all the staff at QPR and, in particular, the fans that supported the team last season through extremely difficult times. In my career I have won 16 honours. I would like to wish the very best to QPR and I now look forward to my new challenge with Trabzonspor,” said the 30-year-old, who made 24 appearances for the Portuguese national team.