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Onazi set for return to Trabzanspor amid transfer talks for Russia move

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi will, according to reports, return to Turkish side Trabzonspor for their summer pre-season games on July 13.

The 25-year-old is reportedly close to a transfer to Russia Premier League side this summer transfer window but he will nonetheless join the Black Sea Storm before their departure to Slovenia where they will play four warm-up games.

Trabzanspor, who finished fifth in the 2017/18 Turkish Super Lig season, will play NK Triglav Kranj, NK Lokomotiva Zagreb, Spartak Moscow and Al Duhail in preparation for the forthcoming season.

Onazi joined Trabzonspor in August 2016 from Italian side SS Lazio on a £3.15m fee and since has made 61 appearances, scoring five goals and providing three assists.

He was part of Nigeria’s squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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