Istanbul Basaksehir of Turkey midfielder, Azubuike Okechukwu has signed a deal that sees him join the Turkish Super Lig outfit in a full contract, following an agreement they reached with his parent club, Pyramids of Egypt over a switch for Nigeria’s under-23 national team’s ex-captain.
Megasportsarena.com gathered that the Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medalist has now committed himself fully with Basaksehir, after the potential Lig champions this season reached an agreement with Pyramid FC for his signature in a four-year deal with the Istanbul-based side.
The 23-year-old midfielder joined the league leaders on loan from Pyramids FC and enjoyed a successful season under the gaffer, Okan Buruk, whose efforts have been able to see Basaksehir stay top of the log with 66 points and seven matches left to end the season.
A report by AOIFootball.com added: “The Olympic Eagles captain has been on a season-long loan deal with the soon to be crowned Turkish champions, with the club now taking up the option to land the Nigerian on a permanent basis following his impressive season with them.
“Last month, the player revealed that discussions were ongoing already to make his stay in Turkey permanent and it now appears both parties have reached an agreement with the official announcement soon to be made.
“ The 23-year-old has featured in 17 league games this campaign starting 9 of them and has had an amazing impact in the middle of the park with Basaksehir just three games away from winning their maiden Turkish Super Lig title.
“The former Caykur Rizespor man has completed an average of 91% of his passes in his own half per game whilst 83% have come in his opponents’ half. He has also contributed solidly to the defensive play, averaging 1.5 tackles per game.”