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Ogenyi Onazi Super Eagles midfielder close to joining Birmingham

Redknapp is confident that they will complete a deal for Onazi before the end of the week.

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Ogenyi Onazi play Ogenyi Onazi is close to a move to Birmingham (AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is close to joining English Championship side Birmingham, the manager Harry Redknapp has revealed.

According to Sky Sports, Redknapp is confident that they will complete a deal for Onazi before the end of the week.

Birmingham have reportedly agreed a £4m fee with Onazi’s club Trabzonspor with the midfielder expected to fly into England on Friday, August 11 for a medical.

Ogenyi Onazi play Birmingham has agreed a £4m fee with Trabzonspor for Onazi (Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Image)


Onazi was a summer target of Birmingham who also made a £7m bid for Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah.

Redknapp, however, told Sky Sports that he is likely not to sign Acquah following the capture of Onazi.

"You've got to see what you can get really," Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

"If you can get them both you've got to make a decision if you can only get one you take him, but if you can't get any...you just pray...I don't know where you go, but we're trying to get them in."

Onazi joined Trabzonspor from Lazio last summer and made 32 league appearances scoring two goals.

Ogenyi Onazi play Onazi scored two goals for Trabzonspor in 32 league appearances last season (Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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The 24-year-old fell out with Trabzonspor over unpaid wages which led him to terminate his contract on Tuesday, July 4.

The issue was later resolved but the midfielder had already set his sights on leaving the Turkish club.

He was linked with a move back to Italy with Fiorentina.

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