Enyeama Exits Lille By Mutual Consent, Linked With Auxerre

Former Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama has been released from his contract at French Ligue 1 side Lille Metropole by mutual consent.

His exit was confirmed via a Lille statement on Friday.

The 36-year-old made 164 appearances for the club over seven years since his move from Hapoel Tel Aviv of Israel.

His last appearance in the colours of Lille came in April 2017 and he played for the reserve team throughout last season.

While speaking on his exit with BBC Sport, Enyeama said: “After seven years, the adventure ends now and I can only thank the club and supporters for the amazing love.”

“Beyond his performances, Lille and the supporters will remember Vincent’s smile and enthusiasm. The club now wishes him the best in his future projects.” Lille paid tribute to the 101-cap Super Eagles player on their website.

His best achievement in Lille colours came during the 2013/14 season when he kept 17 clean sheets in 35 league games and was named the French Ligue 1 Player of the Season.

He was the first goalkeeper to win the award.

The former shot stopper also helped the club to the 2016 French League cup final before they were beaten by Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

Vincent Enyeama has already been linked with a transfer to Ligue 2 outfit Auxerre.