By Muambo Edward
Football Writer, kick442.com – Cameroon
Spanish LaLiga outfit FC Sevilla have agreed a deal in principle to secure the services of Super Eagles international defender Chidozie Awaziem who is currently on loan at Leganes from FC Porto.
Relegation strugglers Leganes had also expressed the desire to sign the Nigerian defender permanently from FC Porto at the end of his currently loan spell with the LaLiga side.
Awaziem who is presently on a season long deal to Leganes from Porto has impressed on an individual note, though Leganes have been battling to beat the drop for most parts of the season before the suspension of the league as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
He has been an ever present in the Leganes defence this season and his performances have caught the eyes of Sevilla’s management, who are determined to sign him in the summer and have already made a concrete move.
According to reports from owngoalnigeria.com, Leganes are not keen on letting him go, but the opportunity to play for a top Spanish and European team like Sevilla is one that the 23-year-old is not willing to miss, especially as Leganes is not guaranteed a place in the Spanish top flight next season.
Sevilla and FC Porto have not yet agreed on a transfer fee for the Nigerian defender but the player’s representatives have held talks with Sevilla and are confident that Porto won’t oppose a move for the player to Andalusia.
They are also confident that a transfer fee of about €8 million might be sufficient to get the deal over the line.
Chidozie Collins Awaziem was born in Enugu Nigeria and came through the ranks of El-Kanemi Warriors and FC Porto. After playing with Porto’s B team, he moved into their first team in 2016. He has had two previous loan spells with FC Nantes in France and Çaykur Rizespor in Turkey.
The native of Enugu has won 16 caps for the Super Eagles from 2017, with one goal to his name.
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