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Awoniyi Rejects PAOK Offer, Keen On Union Berlin Move

Awoniyi  Rejects PAOK Offer, Keen  On Union Berlin Move

Taiwo Awoniyi has rejected the chance to join Greek club PAOK, because he is keen on moving to Bundesliga side Union Berlin, reports Completesports.com.

According to bild.de, Union Berlin are interested in signing the striker as replacement for Sebastian Andersson, who has joined FC Cologne.

PAOK are in the market for a replacement for Nigerian-born striker Chuba Akpom, who is set to join Sky Bet Championship club Middlesbrough.

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The 23-year-old is keen on a return to the Bundesliga and has already turned chance to joun PAOK.

Awoniyi spent last season on loan at Mainz from Premier League club Liverpool.

He scored once in 12 league appearances for Mainz last season.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 7
  • Guy, go to where you will see shirt and chance to play regularly. Germany doesn’t seem good for you as it wasn’t for osimhen, chrisantus and some other players. If you want to stand a chance to play for the super eagles you have to make the right move and play your heart out. There are so many strikers dreaming for a chance in the super eagles but only the best legs will get that chance. You were very good before and can be again. All the best Man!

     
    • Mr Sportsfan,
      I really like the soundbites you employed in your laconic contribution above.
      ‘If you want to stand a chance to play for the super eagles you have to make the right move and play your heart out.’
      ‘only the best legs will get a chance’.

      Brief but beautiful, thanks.

       
  • Olusegun.B. 4 weeks ago

    I agree with @Sportsfan. Taiwo has got to get his tempo back . He needs consistent playing time . And also a good club to bring his goalscoring confidence back . You’re right as touching Germany when it comes to strikers . But look at Arokodare who has signed for FC Cologne , he will have to work so hard to be given a chance to play for the Super Eagles. I hope the best for Taiwo Awoniyi

     
    • greenturf 4 weeks ago

      Awoniyi will get regular football at Union Berlin.

      Apparently,his confidence level rose as he was featured regularly towards the end of last season in the Bundesliga for his loaned team before he got injured and missed the rest of the season.

      So i would say he had a good season and his coach of last season put in a kind word for Awoniyi and even went ahead to ask for his availability for another loan stint.

      Awoniyi wants to continue from where he left off last season believing he would do better this around so lets pray for him to remain healthy and to excel in a league he has gotten used to.

       
  • chuks haifa 4 weeks ago

    Who is even advising this guy. He has a team that will give him regular football for 1 year and he is liking where he is not guaranteed a shirt. He has struggled in Germany and should have taken the Greek offer to relaunch himself by next year to bigger things. I just hope he doesn’t struggle in Union Berlin .

     
  • Play in Germany or France and get quick look on….that’s Rohr principle.even the way we play nowadays especially against Ukraine (First half) is typical German style.
    Kalu decided to stay and fight for shirt in France.
    Maja ignored premier league to stay in france.
    Agu is working on moving to france.
    Simon signed permanent contract in France
    Arokodare got a shock move to Germany..
    Nigeria working to get …Akpoguma, Udokhai, Torunarigha, Felix Agu, Chima Okoroji, then with Ehizibue and Bazee done and dusted…all these players from Germany.
    So…let Awoniyi go to Germany to easily blend o….
    If any player can’t fit in to our new german/French style, he should just stay out.
    No more Slovakian,Vietnam etc league

     
    • Oakfield 4 weeks ago

      @sean, I think it’s a good philosophy for the eagles. At least, we are beginning to have a unique pattern of play which is very good for the progress of the team just like every other great footballing country like Germany, Brazil and Argentina. All these aforementioned teams have a unique pattern of play they are known for, hence, any player called up already knows what is expected of him. Those who aren’t doing well will look foreard to moving to leagues that play football patterns akin to that of their national team. We used to have a unique pattern before our “I too sabi” coaches came and scuttled everything. The super eagles of the late 80s and 90s had a unique pattern they were known for and this gave them an edge over others in every ramification. It was either a German or dutch pattern of play. All thanks to rohr for bringing this philosophy back. Your analysis was just spot on. I’d advise iwobi to move to either a German, French or dutch club in order to remain relevant bcs off his talent.