Jonathan Mensah Leaves Columbus Crew, Fans Not Happy After Club Traded Defender To San Jose Earthquakes

Jonathan Mensah Leaves Columbus Crew, Fans Not Happy After Club Traded Defender To San Jose Earthquakes

Ghanaian footballer Jonathan Mensah has left the Columbus Crew after six years in the American Major Soccer League.

Columbus Crew said in a statement confirming Jonathan Mensah’s departure on Friday, February 10, 2023, that they were grateful to the player for his outstanding service to the club.

‘A leader on the pitch and in our city…A champion on the field and in our community…Our Black & Gold family will be forever grateful for everything you have done for Columbus. A great player and an even better person. Thank you, @Jomens25.’

The MLS side announced Mensah’s new club after trading him to the San Jose Earthquakes: ‘The Crew has traded defender Jonathan Mensah to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for up to $500,000 of General Allocation Money. The Crew would like to thank Jonathan for everything he has done for our Club’.

Jonathan Mensah joined the club in 2017 from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala and has since risen through the ranks to become captain.

The centre-back signed a one-year extension in 2022, keeping him at the club until December 2023 with an option to extend, but both parties have agreed to part ways.

The 32-year-old won three trophies during his  six years spell with the Columbus Crew club.

Meanwhile, his departure from the club has caused a great deal of pain for the player’s fans, with many football fans expressing their displeasure at why he was traded for the San Jose Earthquakes.

We have culled some reactions and comments from the post  below 

@Spaces Arizabalaga: Well played Mensah. You really paid your dues.

@Sarah Jane : The heart and soul of our team. We love you, Jonathan. Forever black & gold!

@Victor Teye Narwortey Manihey : Great player. Thanks to all your contributions to the motherland Ghana

@Carol Bouffioux : I don’t get why he’s being traded away if he’s the treasure you say he is, FO. Whassamattahwitchu? Such a dumb move.

@Eric Hill : You mean what it meant*… dumb decision to let him go….not a good start for the new season.

@Scot Woodroof : Dry unhappy Crew with this unnecessary decision which will hurt our defense.

@Jessica Saunders : This makes my heart hurt. He brought so much positivity to this team.

@Rob Marvin : Makes no sense.

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Eben Mugeez

Eben Mugeez is a publicist who owns Hello Vybes, covers and publish stories about celebrities, entertainment news in Ghana, Sports, Economic, Business more.

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