Nigeria international Ogenyi Onazi has joined Turkish Super Lig side Denizlispor from rivals Trabzonspor on an initial 18-month deal.

The midfielder, 26, struggled for regular first-team football this season after his return from an Achilles injury suffered in December 2018.

“Our club signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Nigeria player Ogenyi Onazi, with one-year option,” Denizlispor wrote on their Twitter handle.

Onazi, who helped the Super Eagles win the 2013 Nations Cup and played in all four of his country’s games at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, is excited about his latest move in Turkey.

“Last year was a challenging one but year 2020 has started with a blessing,” Onazi told Sports Extra.

“I can’t wait for the first game for my new club. They’ve taken a chance on me and I’m ready to give my all.

“Let’s make the difference. I can’t wait for my first game.”

Trabzonspor on their Twitter handle thanked the Nigerian and wished him well ahead of his new journey.

“We would like to thank Onazi for his contributions to our team and wish him luck and success in his career after Trabzonspor. Get on the road, Ogenyi Onazi!”

The 27-year-old, who could make his debut for Denizlispor against his former club in the Turkish Cup at the Medical Park Arena on Thursday (today) , vowed to give his best if handed his debut.

“I’m a professional and I will carry out my duties as one when I am called to. Trabzonspor were good to me and I will never forget the love they showered on me.

“I already have a special place in my heart for each and every one of you. I wish you all happiness because you all deserve to be happy and good luck for the rest of the season.”

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