Birmingham City Manager, Harry Redknapp is becoming increasingly frustrated regarding the transfer of Ogenyi Onazi from Trabzonspor, reports.


Birmingham were set to sign the Nigerian international for €4.5 million but a work permit issue has held up the transfer.


Super Eagles Captain requires a work permit which will not be easy to secure and Redknapp has become increasingly frustrated due to the situation.

Personal terms have been agreed with Onazi, however the player will remain in Turkey to train with Trabzonspor while Birmingham tries to sort out the paperwork.


The 24-year-old midfielder joined Trabzonspor last summer from Serie A giants Lazio. The former Lazio star registered two goals and one assist in 38 games for Trabzonspor last term.


Onazi has three-years remaining on his contract with Trabzonspor but was not included in the Black Sea Storm’s squad which secured a 2-1 victory over Konyaspor last weekend.