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Awoniyi Granted UK Work Permit, Set To Leave Liverpool On Permanent Deal Deal

Awoniyi Granted UK Work Permit, Set To Leave Liverpool On Permanent Deal Deal

Fulham and West Brom are interested in signing Taiwo Awoniyi after he was granted a UK work permit for the 2021/22 campaign.

Awoniyi linked up with Liverpool in 2015 but is yet to feature in an official game for the Reds.

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The Nigeria international has spent the past six years on loan at different clubs across in Europe and is currently with Bundesliga club Union Berlin.

According to Goal the 23-year-old and his family were finally granted UK permits this week, following a lengthy application process.

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Aside from Fulham and West Brom, Stoke City have also registered interest in the forward, while Union Berlin are also keen on signing him on permanent deal.

German clubs Stuttgart and Wolfsburg are also keen on signing him this summer.

Liverpool are open to selling Awoniyi but will only accept a bid in the region of £8m ($11m) from interested clubs.

The forward returned to action for Union Berlin in the 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen last weekdnd after spending over two months on the sidelines due to hamstring problem.

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  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    Good news and good luck!I would remain in the German Bundesliga if I were you unless a premiership team shows interest.

  • Awoniyi has what it takes to play in the premier league…he has pace…he has technique…he has strength…he has character…I think he should first of all participate in preseason with Liverpool and try his luck if he would be able to catch the eye of klopp because Liverpool will be doing alot of shake up next season….If he doesn’t make the first team for the coming season he should move to another premier league club or a bundesliga team

  • Shuma 2 years ago

    He said he wanted to play for Liverpool. So if it was up to him he would play for Liverpool, but its Liverpool that’s gonna sell him. He went on a bunch of loans because he didnt have uk paperwork. I hope they don’t sell him to a championship team, when you got first league teams in Germany that wants him. Even Wolfsburg are in the champions league. Would love to see him there. If not Union Berlin can buy him out since they might play in the Europa league.

  • Eldridge Cleaver 2 years ago

    Taiwo Awoniyi should never go to England because the English media is very biased towards black players. Some teams even gang up against Nigerian players wherein their performance will drop and they will lose thier place in the national team. It is better for Awoniyi to stay in Germany or go to Holland or Belgium whereupon he will score goals aplenty like Paul Onuachu. If Onuachu can score 31 goals in Belgium, Awoniyi will score 62 in Austria whereupon he will cement his place in the Super Eagles.

    • You lost me when you said Belguim and Austria.. So let all our players run a away from difficult situations and go to less quality leagues for the sake of scoring 100 goals in mediocre leagues, so that come world cup if we are lucky to make it we will go there just to add to the numbers.

      Because, @Eldridge Cleaver surely your mind can comprehend that if your wish were the case and we have our players aspiring to play Belgium and Austria then when we meet technically gifted teams with their players plying their trade at the highest and hardest level of football we won’t be able to compete.. Did you think of this? or moreover did you know that the top players in belgium aspire to play in England, Spain and Italy and Austria’s top players see the German Bundesliga as the pinnacle?. So then Mr Why bin the hell should a whole giant of Africa not want their best players plying their trade at the highest level?

      Awoniyi if England comes Calling please answer my brother

      • Eldridge Cleaver 2 years ago

        Brodaman I hear you but see what is happening to Iwobi at Everton. If he were playing in Russia, Austria or even Turkey he would not be having this sort of problem. You have to cut your coat according to your size. See Saka at Arsenal, that is an English Premier League calibre player. The only position he hasn’t played for Arsenal is the goalkeeper position, yet he flourished in every role. If you no get am, you no get am. Make we no dey blame league. Me I am happy for Nigerian players to go to where the level where their talents will shine through. If Awoniyi moves to England and proves to be a Saka ie Premier league calibre player, then good for him. But I don’t want him to move to England only to be a failure. Then we will come here like goats blaming this that and the other. Do you get my drift?

        • The reason he was given work permit is because he made more than 18 bundesliga starts in this season….and with all your football wisdom you are recommending him to go to Austria and Russia….If he is not a premier league or bundesliga material do you think he will be issued a UK work permit or you think it’s our Nigeria useless committee that issues uk work permits?…world class coaches futball stakeholders and scouts sit before uk work permit is issued….so you know football more than them?…abeg mess make you commot for here make people wey know football reason

    • Jah wadada 2 years ago

      So paul score 32 awoniyi will score 62 raally? So you feel awoniyi is better than paul?

  • Eldridge Cleaver 2 years ago

    @Akp it is good that Taiwo got the UK work permit but will you advise him to go to a club like Everton. Look at Iwobi struggling very badly in the English Premer League. It will be better for Iwobi and other deserving Super Eagles players to go to leagues where they will play regularly rather than force themselves on the English Premer League when it is clear to see that the English Premer League is above their level. The same Arsenal that Iwobi struggled is the same Arsenal that Saka is flourishing in all departments on the pitch. Just because Saka is Premier League material does not apply to a perennial struggler like Iwobi. I don’t want Awoniyi to go to England and suffer similar fate. If Awoniyi chooses to go to England and he turns out like Saka, good for him and Nigeria. If not, him and other Nigerian players should go to leagues that their football intelligence can manage. If Iwobi goes to Turkey, Belgium, Austria or Scotland, maybe finally his club football career will finally flourish. We should not just encourage our players to go to England if they are not up to it. It will only damage their morale.