Awaziem completes shocking move to Turkey


To call it a shock move will be playing it mildly, but when news of Chidozie Awaziem’s transfer from Boavista to Turkish Super Lig side Alanyaspor was confirmed, Wednesday, it slapped, and not particularly in an exciting way.

Awaziem was expected to move from the modest Portuguese Primeira Liga side this summer; FL sources had hinted the likelihood, but his destination was unclear as offers for the player had come from also France and they were strong.
The delay in a deal happening before the window closed in major leagues and other factors had also affected the defender’s early resumption to the national team camp for the world cup qualifiers, but it does appear now there were last minute considerations for the former FC Porto player and his representatives.
He was flown into Turkey aboard a Private jet to immediately complete his move, a return to the country, where he had previously played for Rizespor in the 2018/19 season.
The move is yet again a loan deal, his fifth since moving to Europe, and it’ll run its course for just a season with no mandatory option to buy.
Chidozie Awaziem, who is 24, and one of Nigeria’s bright prospects ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year and in the qualifiers for the world cup, could stunt his development with the move and play himself out of reckoning with Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.
The versatile player could be thrown straight into action when Alanyaspor host Giresunspor in the League on Monday.


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