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AGENT: AWAZIEM WAS INITIALLY UNHAPPY WHEN FC PORTO ASKED HIM TO PLAY CENTRE BACK

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The agent of FC Porto rising star Chidozie Awaziem says the 19 year old was not comfortable the first day he was asked by the coach of FC Porto B team to play as a central defender.

Awaziem who is thriving at FC Porto as a central defender is one of the most coveted young teen defenders in Europe but he could easily have missed out on the chance if not for the intervention of his agent Babawo Mohammed.

“He went to FC Porto as a defensive midfielder, I can’t forget the day he was asked to play centre back for the B team because he called me up to say he is unhappy” Babawo Mohammed told owngoalnigeria.com.

“I spoke with him and I remember telling him they have seen something in him that’s why they want him to play centre back he reluctantly agreed but 18 months after he is much happy he made good use of the opportunity”.

A buy out clause of €30m was inserted in his new four year deal with FC Porto to ward off potential interest from top European teams who might be readying a bid for him.