Liverpool, Villarreal Scout Watched Porto Awaziem Dazzling Debut For Nigeria Against Corsica

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The rumours surrounding Liverpool’s interest in Nigerian defender Chidozie Awaziem gathered steam two days back during the Super Eagles friendly game against Corsica.

Awaziem was handed his senior national team debut by coach Gernot Rohr in the 1-1 draw against the French Island, and the 20 year old responded with a strong performance which saw him last the entire duration of the game.

Playing alongside William Troost-Ekong in central defence, the FC Porto defender was watched by Liverpool who have been keeping tabs on him after spotting him in a game for FC Porto B.

However they face competition for his possible signing with Spanish La-Liga side Villarreal also cited in the stands during the Super Eagles game against Corsica.

FC Porto inserted a buyout clause of €20m when the tough tackling defender signed fresh terms with the club two seasons ago after his breakthrough at the Portuguese side. A fee which Porto insist must be met by interested parties before a move away will be entertained.

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