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Besiktas agree N2.2b deal to sign Awaziem

Spor Toto Süper Ligde Fenerbahçe, Çaykur Rizesporu 3-2 yendi. (Fotoğraf: Aziz Uzun)

Besiktas have agreed to sign Nigerian defender, Chidozie Awaziem, on a temporary deal with an option to secure his services permanently at the end of the campaign, according to Ortacizgi.

As per the report, the Turkish champions will pay Boavista €600,000 upfront for the loan deal before parting with €4.4 million to keep the Super Eagles defender for another four years.

Incidentally, Boavista only took up a similar deal to acquire Awaziem from Porto, where he had been since moving to Portugal as a teenager.

Awaziem, on loan from Porto, featured in 27 league games and even captained Boavista on occasions to help the struggling Portuguese club avoid relegation from the Primeira Liga.

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It would, however, not be the first time Awaziem plays in Turkey, having previously starred for Caykur Rizespor during a loan spell in the first half of 2019.

A 20-cap Nigerian international, the 24-year-old has also spent time on loan in the French elite division with Nantes and the Spanish topflight with Leganes.

A versatile defender, Awaziem is capable of playing as a centre-back and fullback.

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