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Super Eagles Defender Becomes the 5th Most Expensive Center Back Signed By A European Club

Super Eagles of Nigeria defender, Chidozie Awaziem is officially about to become a joint fifth most expensive, defender, in the history of the Super Eagles. The Nigerian center-back is set to officially complete a move to Portuguese side Boavista when this year's transfer window opens.

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The Super Eagles defender joined Boavista on a season-long loan from FC Porto with the option to buy in his loan deal, Awaziem has been very impressive for Boavista in the 2020/2021 season and the club has triggered the buyout clause in his contract to sign the player on a permanent 5-year deal. Awziem will cost Boavista 5 million euros to aqcuire.

Chidozie Awaziem

The record signing for Nigerian Defenders By European clubs is still held by the Atlanta Olympics gold medalist, Taribo West who cost Inter Milan €11m from French side Olympique Marseille, this record has been held for the past 24 years and has not been broken.

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In second place is Ola Aina who was signed by Torino from Chelsea for €9m, Aina only spent a season with Torino before joining Fulham in the English Premier League who were recently relegated to the English Championship in the 2020/2021 season.

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In number three position we have two Super Eagles stars sharing the spot, Olympic Marseille's Joseph Yobo who joined Everton in the English Premier League for €6m, and Sporting Lisbon's Joseph Enakarhire who also joined Dynamo Moscow for €6m also.

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In the fifth position is Kenneth Omeruo who cost CD Leganes €5m when they signed him from Chelsea in 2019, he will be joined by Chidozie Awaziem in 5th place once he also officially completes his move to Boavista for €5m from FC Porto in the summer. 

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