Onazi joins Denizilispor

Turkish Super Lig title contenders Trabzonspor terminated the contract of Nigerian midfielder Ogenyi Onazi on Wednesday, and he has promptly joined Denizilispor for an initial 18 months deal, reports Extrasportsnigeria.com.

The Black Sea club said on their website that Onazi’s deal was ended by mutual termination so he became free agent before he signed for his new team.

The 27-year-old central midfielder who moved to Turkey from Lazio had a contract with Trabzonspor until May 2020. Onazi joined Trabzonspor in 2016.

He scored seven goals and made four assists in 79 matches for the Turkish club.

Onazi was a Nigerian international, playing for the African team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

He was also part of the squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but he did not feature in any of the team’s three matches. Onazi was expectedly left out of the national teams provisional squad to AFCON 2019 after failing to fully recover from an Achilles injury suffered in December 2018 while playing for his club in Turkey. He has since been out of the Super Eagles.

Onazi had 51 appearances for his nation since October 2012.