Chidera Ejuke, the Nigerian international, has once again utilized FIFA’s rules to suspend his contract with PFC CSKA Moscow for the second consecutive season. This decision opens up an opportunity for a potential move to the Championship, according to Sporty9ja.
PFC CSKA Moscow officially announced this development on their website. Ejuke is taking advantage of a recent amendment by FIFA that allows players to unilaterally suspend their contracts until the conclusion of the upcoming season. This amendment was introduced due to the escalating conflicts between Russia and Ukraine, which have raised concerns about players’ safety in the two countries.
However, only players who had previously utilized the FIFA amendment and “frozen” their contracts are eligible to suspend their agreements. PFC CSKA Moscow still has the option to seek legal protection to safeguard their interests in this matter.
This is not the first time Ejuke has taken advantage of such an opportunity. Last summer, he made a similar move that allowed him to spend the previous season at Hertha Berlin. Unfortunately, injuries hindered his impact at Hertha Berlin, limiting his appearances to just 20 league games. Despite providing three assists, Ejuke’s efforts were not enough to prevent Hertha from being relegated from the Bundesliga.
With his contract at CSKA Moscow now suspended, Ejuke is free to explore temporary moves away from the Russian club. Cardiff City has reportedly shown interest in securing Ejuke on a loan deal similar to his previous stint at Hertha Berlin. Cardiff City, who narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League last season after reaching the Championship playoffs, will be hopeful that Ejuke’s arrival can help propel them to success in the upcoming season.
It is important to note that Ejuke’s contract with PFC CSKA is set to expire in the summer of 2024, suggesting that he may have already played his last match for the Moscow giants.