Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi having announced himself for almost a decade now for remarkable roles in the football pitch from 2013 U-17 Fifa World Cup representing Nigeria and also in 2015 U-20 World Cup just to mention a few.
The Ilorin born player was noted for his finishing which drew comparisons with the legendary Rashidi Yekini and in usual practice, it got clubs jostling for his signature. Premier league giants Liverpool won the race paying £400,000 to Imperial soccer Academy.
As Awoniyi wasn’t an European Union citizen, he needed a work permit to enable him register with the Reds. In the Absence of that, he embarked on loans spells at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Royal Mouscron and Gent, both in Belgium; followed by German Bundesliga sides Mainz 05 and union Berlin.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp who has previously waxed lyrical of Awoniyi and his talent it was going to be difficult for Awoniyi to break into the first team and the best option was to sell him permanently which they did to Union Berlin for a few of £6.5million this summer.
Awoniyi being no stranger in the German capital got things off in a fine style when he scored in Unions opening Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen which ended 1-1.
Awoniyi was thrilled to be permanently attached to a club after years of loans moves.
”For me, I think it is what I have waited for, for many years”, he said