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EXCLUSIVE: Onazi Suffers Fresh Setback As New Move Collapses

Israeli top-flight club, Hapoel Beer-Sheva have pulled the plug on its initial plans to sign erstwhile Super Eagles midfield enforcer, Onazi Ogenyi for the rest of the season.

Roving Naija can exclusively report that the deal, which would have seen the former Denizlispor midfielder earn €400,000 annually was suspended till summer following strict Covid-19 quarantine process by Israeli government.

The new protocols constraint new arrival from engaging in any job upon arrival in the country.

Although, Israeli government are beginning to ease lockdown but Hapoel chieftains believe time is too short to allow the former Trabzonspor midfield tie down a deal at the club.

Besides, the club search for a new manager could be one of the reasons why club owner, Alona Barkat is evasive in going ahead with the deal

Top agent Mohammed Fahad disclosed exclusively to RovingNaija that Beer Sheva have not open talks with the former Lazio star, but assured that the deal will be reopened in the summer transfer window if the player remains unattached.

” Beer-Sheva wants Onazi but the current Covid-19 rules in Israel, which enforce long term quarantine procedure prevent the club from going ahead with the deal. The club will open fresh talk with Onazi if he is still available for summer move,” he told Roving Naija.

Onazi had terminated his contract with Denmark side SonderjyskE on mutual consent after only six months with the club. He had joined the club in an effort to regain match fitness after rupturing his Achilles tendon during his time with Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor.

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