The central defender is currently on a season-long loan deal at the La Liga side from Portuguese football heavyweights FC Porto and is likely to remain in laliga.
Awaziem has been enjoying his football in Spain this season having featured in 21 games across all competitions. The 23-year-old player has explained why he would be happy to stay with Leganes on a permanent deal.
In his words “It all depends on how the season ends. If the club decides to extend my contract, we could do it. I feel comfortable here,” Awaziem told SuperSport’s magazine programme Naija Made.
“It is one of the best leagues in the world and we will fight to escape relegation,” he continued. The former FC Nantes player also revealed that his favourite position is central defensive midfield.
“My favourite position is the defensive midfield position,” he added.
His Nigeria teammate Kenneth Omeruo is also on the books of Leganes, who find themselves in the relegation zone on the La Liga log.
Recently, Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem will take a 16 percent pay cut at CD Leganes should LaLiga not resume for the current season to be concluded.
The lower wages are as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, which forced LaLiga to be suspended last month.
Leganes president, Victoria Pavon, praised the players’ understanding and commitment in these difficult times.
Spain is one of the countries hardest hit by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Leganes are also in danger of relegation as they are 19th on the 20-team LaLiga table.
They have 23 points from 27 matches and three points from safety. La Liga has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.