Boavista of Portugal defender, Chidozie Awaziem is set to leave the Primera Liga outfit on loan to Besiktas of Turkey in a deal that will be worth 600,000 euro, megasportsarena.com reports.
With the Super Eagles’ versatile player haven hit top form since joining Boavista last summer from their league rivals, FC Porto, Awaziem is set to enjoy an immediate windfall.
In spite of his failure to hit top marks with Porto, who loaned him in quick succession to FC Nantes of France and Rizespor of Turkey, Awaziem is now set for a breakthrough deal in The Land of The Ottoman.
He is now bound to follow the footsteps of Daniel Amokachi, Ike Shorunmu and Michael Eneramo at the Turkish Super Lig Turkish champions, where a report by a leading publication, Ajanaspor, revealed that Besiktas will pay Boavista 600,000 euro as loan fee.
Aside the transfer fee, the report adds that a buy-up option has also been tabled for Awaziem at 4.4m euros, should the Istanbul-based Turkish club want to buy the defender permanently after the season-long loan deal.
Awaziem will also earn 800,000 euro in a monthly salary for the loan period with 200,000 euro fixed in bonuses, in vastly improved contract terms from what he got at Boavista, who paid 5m euro to buy him from Porto at the end of a successful initial loan spell last summer.
It is a massive step forward for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 bronze medalist, who previously played in Turkey with Rizespor during the 2018/19 season on loan from Porto, where he never got the chance to prove his mettle, until his leap came at Boavista.