Porto Frustrates Efforts By Ranieri To Sign Chidozie Awaziem Permanently For Nantes


Chidozie Awaziem is set for a return to Portuguese side FC Porto in the summer after the conclusion of his loan deal at French Ligue 1 side Nantes at the end of the season, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.


Nantes are eager to sign the 20 year old on a permanent deal in the summer after his impressive display so far for coach Claudio Ranieri men, and his performance made them approach Porto for a permanent deal in the summer but a deal is far from conclusion.

Porto are insisting on his buy out clause of 20 million euros. A sum agreed on his deal when he signed fresh terms for a five year deal three years ago following his breakthrough at the club 18 months after his move from Geelec Academy in Nigeria.

” It’s still the same as before concerning Awaziem. Porto are demanding the full release clause contained in his contract before his move to Nantes can be made permanent. The price is on a high side for the Ligue 1 side , so he will return to Porto at the end of the season “, Awaziem ‘s Nigerian intermediary Babawo Mohammed told Owngoalnigeria.com.

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Few days ago coach of the French Ligue 1 side Ranieri admitted that they are struggling to reach a deal with Porto for the permanent transfer of the defender, who is very much a regular at the back for the modest team , who are 5th in the French Ligue 1.

Osas Mahawi