Liverpool agreed terms with highly-rated African forward

      Comments Off on Liverpool agreed terms with highly-rated African forward

Recent reports claim that Liverpool have fended off interest from England and abroad to persuade Taiwo Awoniyi to sign a new deal with the Reds.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham were all ready to take on 20-year-old, who signed for the Merseyside club back in 2015 after being spotted in a Coca-Cola sponsored football tournament in London.

Inter Milan and Barcelona have also made moves for the Nigerian striker, but Liverpool believe they have something unique and have agreed new terms on a five-year deal.

However, Taiwo Awoniyi, because of work-permit criteria will be loaned out again. Arsenal legend who is coaching Nice now had hoped to take him to Ligue 1, but former Chelsea director Michael Enemalo has teed up a two-year loan deal for his club AS Monaco.

The talented forward has been capped six times at Under-23 level for Nigeria and has previously spent time on loan with FSV Frankfurt, Mouscron and NEC Nijmegen, where he scored ten goals and claimed seven assists last term, and he now looks set for another two years on loan at French giants Monaco.

“For me, my main concern is to keep working hard for Mouscron,” Awoniyi told the Liverpool Echo in March. “It’s about scoring as much as I can, assisting goals.