FC Porto of Portugal defender, Chidozie Awaziem is on the verge of sealing a surprise summer move to join Kenneth Omeruo at Leganes of Spain, with a high possibility of a deal being concluded as early as this week, megasportsarena.com gathered.
After spending the past two seasons on loan from Porto to FC Nantes of France and Rizespor of Turkey, Awaziem is now bound to gain from his amazing burst of form at the recent Africa Cup of Nations, as he is set to sign a five year deal worth €8m, which could rise to around €10m.
Awaziem opted to join Omeruo at Leganes, instead of taking up one of similar offers from Werder Bremen of Germany and Istanbul Basaksehir of Turkey as well as a possible return to Nantes, following his thrilling performances as a makeshift right-back for Nigeria at Egypt 2019.
This will bring an end to Awaziem chequered four-year stay with Porto, where he rose through the ranks to the first team but found out it hard to maintain a spot in the squad, and was subsequently loaned out for the past three seasons.
He spent the second half of last season on loan to Rizespor, after again failing to tie down a spot with Porto in the first stanza of last term, in spite of his top form under Claudio Ranieri at Nantes two seasons ago.
However, Awaziem now appears set to reap from his transformation during Egypt 2019, as he moved from the status of an error prone central defender to a heroic right-back, who was even named man of the match in Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Guinea in their second game of the championship.
Awaziem ended up featuring in every single match the Eagles played en route to an eighth bronze medal AFCON finish in history, such that getting the link to join Omeruo at Leganes does jot seem out of place in any regard.