Claudio Ranieri the new coach of French Ligue 1 side Nantes is yet to begin work with one of his first signings at the club Chidozie Awaziem due to reasons beyond his control.
Awaziem was supposed to have joined the team a week ago on loan from FC Porto as part of the deal that saw coach of the Ligue 1 side Sergio Conceaio move to the Portuguese giants, but Porto have refused to honour the pact.
Already Nantes have commenced preparations for the new season, and they have even sent their own part of the paper works to Porto, who are yet to respond with their own part of the deal, a situation that has left Ranieri frustrated.
Recently capped Super Eagles defender Awaziem arrived Portugal few days ago on Porto’s insistence, and as exclusively reported by this portal will meet with the hierarchy of the team alongside his agent to trash out the remaining details of the deal.
The loan was originally supposed to give Nantes the option to buy the 20 year old defender for 10 million Euros, but Porto have reportedly forced Nantes to accept the loan without the option to buy Awaziem permanently next summer .