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Awoniyi Joins Union Berlin, Makes 7th Loan Move From Liverpool 

Awoniyi Joins Union Berlin, Makes 7th Loan Move From Liverpool 

Taiwo Awoniyi has made his seventh loan move from Liverpool as he completed his transfer to Bundesliga club Union Berlin for the 2020/2021 season, Completesports.com reports.

Union Berlin confirmed Awoniyi’s loan move in a statement released on their official website on Saturday.

Since joining Liverpool in 2015, Awoniyi has been sent on loan to FSV Frankfurt, NEC Breda, Mouscron (featured on loan twice at Mouscron), Gent and Mainz.

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Commenting on Awoniyi’s signing the German club stated: “Union Berlin have bolstered their attacking power with the signing of Taiwo Awoniyi on loan from Premier League side Liverpool.

“The 23-year-old joined the Liverpool academy in 2015 and has gained first-team experience across European football. 

“Awoniyi spent last season at Mainz, but previously featured in Germany for FSV Frankfurt, in the Netherlands at NEC Nijmegen and in Belgium with KAA Gent and Royal Mouscron.

“Despite being a natural number 9, Awoniyi featured in various attacking positions for the Carnival Club. In 12 Bundesliga appearances, his lone goal came against 1. FC Köln.”

The 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner with the Golden Eaglets said:“I’m looking forward to a new home and the task at 1. FC Union Berlin. Mainz was my second stop in Germany after Frankfurt and last year I was able to prove myself in the Bundesliga for the first time. 

“At Union, I want to take the next steps, play as much as possible, develop and help the team to stay in the league.”

And according to Oliver Ruhnert, Director for Professional Football at 1. FC Union Berlin: “Taiwo is a highly talented player who already knows the Bundesliga. He has already played in several countries and will certainly be settled in our team very quickly. 

“With his physical robustness, his team spirit and work around the box. He should make our attacking game more flexible and further stimulate the attack.”

By James Agberebi 

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COMMENTS

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  • Dr. Drey 4 weeks ago

    “…I’m looking forward to a new home…”

    I pray you shall find a permanent home this season and this will be the last loan move for you. You really need some stability in your career at this point in time.

     
    • Kenny 4 weeks ago

      Amen

       
    • Well said @Dr.Drey.
      Taiwo Awoniyi needs to sever ties with Liverpool FC. At this stage of his career,he needs to be settled and not to be shuttling between England and other European leagues at the end of every season only to be farmed out on loan once again.Let this be his last loan move!

       
  • Good move Taiwo Awoniyi. I advise young Nigerian players to avoid England like a plague at the early stages of their football careers.Due to Work Permit issues, administrative bottlenecks and strict immigration laws ,young African footballers find it difficult to launch their professional careers in England.The few exceptions like Celestine Babayaro(RSC Anderlecht,Belgium before coming to Chelsea FC)Nwankwo Kanu(Ajax,The Netherlands before joining Arsenal FC),Mikel Obi(Lyn Oslo,Norway before signing for Chelsea, not forgetting the fierce battle for his signature between The Blues and arch rivals Manchester United),started their European adventures elsewhere before signing for English clubs. Kelechi Nwakali was almost ruined by his choice of Arsenal after emerging the MVP at the FIFA U17 World Cup. Kelechi Iheanacho took some time to find his feet at Manchester City before joining Leicester City. So Awoniyi should quit Liverpool FC for good. Let this be his last move on loan. If he becomes more consistent and settled at a club,then a Super Eagles call up beckons.

     
  • Well said @Dr.Drey.
    Taiwo Awoniyi needs to sever ties with Liverpool FC. At this stage of his career,he needs to be settled and not to be shuttling between England and other European leagues at the end of every season only to be farmed out on loan once again.Let this be his last loan move!