Taiwo Awoniyi has shaken off the shackles of seasons past and appears to be returning to his best after a fine run of form with German side, Union Berlin.
The former U-17 World Cup winner has been in a sort of slumber for the past few seasons since securing a move to top-flight side, Liverpool, failing to replicate the performance that secured him a move to the English giants. Also work permit difficulties have limited him to a nomadic career making 7 different loan spells across European clubs.
Now 23 years old, he appears to have overcome several injury setbacks and inconsistencies to produce his finest goal return in Europe’s top 5 leagues having scored 5 goals in 14 league games.
Heading into the weekend he was Nigeria’s highest goal scorer in Europe’s big 5 leagues before being usurped by a Simy Nwankwo star performance.
This rich vein of form has seen him linked to several of Europe’s big boys but the strongest interests have come from Scotland, where heavyweights Celtic and table-topping Rangers have expressed strong interests.
Following this, 90min are reporting that he could be available for £5 million which is low in today’s market but substantial for a player who has never appeared for his parent club.
The source also started that “few Premier league sides” are also monitoring the forward.
Taiwo Awoniyi, on the other hand, seems determined to break into Jurgen Klopp’s head, a dream he has always nurtured,
“For me I am still a Liverpool player, presently I belong to Union Berlin until the end of the season and after that we’ll see.
“It has always been my dream to play for Liverpool and I keep on dreaming but we never know what will happen in the future.”