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Report: Liverpool set £10m asking price for 21-year-old academy star

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Report: Liverpool set £10m asking price for 21-year-old academy star

Taiwo Awoniyi looks likely to depart Anfield on a permanent basis during the summer

Liverpool could offload Taiwo Awoniyi this summer, with the Reds looking to recoup £10 million for the youngster, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Nigerian striker has been unable to play for Jurgen Klopp’s team due to work permit issues. He was signed from the Imperial Academy in his homeland back in 2015 but hasn’t taken his first-team bow due to permit complications.

Schalke are keen on signing the Under-23s talisman. Since arriving at Liverpool he has been out on loan several times, featuring for FSV Frankfurt, NEC, Royal Mouscron and Gent.

This season he has netted 12 goals in 37 games during his second stint with Mouscron.

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Considering he hasn’t played for the Anfield-based side, getting £10 million for him would represent very good business. It remains to be seen whether or not the interested Schalke will be willing to cough up such a sum.

 

TBR Verdict

Receiving the touted sum for Awoniyi would represent a great piece of business for Liverpool.

The youngster is not at the required level to make an impact on the first-team, with or without a work permit. Offloading him seems like the only viable option this summer.

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Banking £10 million would be ideal for Liverpool, whilst the player would benefit from kick-starting his career elsewhere.

Awoniyi has proved that he can score goals during his various loan spells. The time to leave Anfield permanently looks like being this summer.

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