Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama, is one of 11 players who has been told they are no longer required by new Lille coach, Marcelo Bielsa, BBC Sport reports.
The French club’s new Argentine boss has also sent messages to the players saying they are not part of his plans.
Enyeama, who played 101 times for the Super Eagles, only signed a new deal last season.
Ivory Coast’s Junior Tallo who was among those sent the sacking text message saying they are not part of the coach’s plans, said; “As for me, I’m under contract. I will respect the two years I have left. I’m in no hurry.
“I want to establish myself at Lille. It’s the club that wants me to leave. We’ll see if they find a solution between now and the end of the transfer window. I’m calm. It’s a bit bizarre, but I’m handling it OK.
“I was informed like the others, by text. We’re under contract, the club does what it wants. We would have liked to have had a discussion. But it’s a business choice made by the bosses,” the Ivorian told French Newspaper L’Equipe.