Russian football club Torpedo Moscow’s €2 million bid for Nigerian international and Super Eagles defender failed to secure the player’s transfer during the final days of the Russian football transfer window, as reported by OwnGoalNigeria.
The bid from one of Russia’s legendary clubs was made just before the summer transfer window closed in Russia on September 14. The offer was reportedly turned down by the player’s current club, signaling their intention to retain the talented defender.
Chidozie Awaziem, aged 26, has returned to Boavista after a loan spell in Croatia, where he played for the local giants Hajduk Split. The Nigerian defender, who has earned 29 caps for the Super Eagles, has attracted considerable interest from foreign clubs due to his impressive performances. Torpedo Moscow had high hopes of securing the player to bolster their squad in pursuit of promotion back to the Russian Premier League after being relegated last season.
However, negotiations between the clubs have been unfruitful, with Boavista standing firm on their decision to keep hold of their prized asset. The €2 million bid was deemed insufficient by the Portuguese club, who believe that his market value could be higher in the future. According to Transfermarkt, the player’s current transfer value is €3,500,000.