TVC N. Super Eagles forward Michael Uchebo is locked in a legal battle with top Portuguese side Boavista over his contract.
Uchebo joined Boavista as a free agent from Belgian club Cercle Brugge after representing Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
However, his relationship with the Portuguese club turned sour just before the new season following changes in the club management including a new president.
It was reported that Boavista demanded the contract of the big striker be reviewed downwards, including a huge cut of his 20,000 Euro per month salary.
“Uchebo is in court with Boavista after he was frozen out this season over his contract,” a source based in Portugal said.
“They want him to take a huge pay cut, saying he does not merit the 20,000 Euro per month salary.
“He has not been registered for the new season, but he is still hanging around in the club and was even in the stands for last weekend’s home game against Estoril, which ended in a goalless draw.”
Last season, the 26-old former Enugu Rangers striker made 16 appearances but failed to score a goal.
For his first season at Boavista, he scored four goals in 25 league appearances.