Report: Fulham and West Brom eye rarely-seen Liverpool talent
Fulham and West Bromwich Albion are preparing to snap up Liverpool youngster Taiwo Awoniyi, according to Goal. The youngster has finally been granted a work permit, allowing him to play in England.
The Nigerian starlet joined Liverpool in 2015 but issues with obtaining the relevant paperwork have seen him go out on a series of loans in Germany, Belgium and Holland.
The 23-year-old has been on loan with Union Berlin during 2020/21, scoring five goals and registering four assists. It is claimed they are interested in securing his services on a permanent basis too.
Liverpool could have a look at him in pre-season first. Having failed to obtain a work permit, he is yet to make an appearance and Jurgen Klopp could choose to hand him an opportunity in pre-season.
It does seem most likely that Awoniyi will depart on a permanent basis, however. Fulham and West Brom are both preparing £8 million bids to sign the talented youngster.
Liverpool have already held discussions with the relegated duo, whilst Stoke City are also interested in securing a deal to sign the rarely-seen Reds performer.
Stuttgart, Wolfsburg and his current loan club are three admirers from Germany, with plenty of options thought to be forthcoming.
TBR View: Awoniyi could prove a decent addition
Both Fulham and West Brom will be looking for a goalscorer in the summer to fire them back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Awoniyi is obviously unproven in the English game but at 23 he has lots of potential and lots of time on his side to continue improving.
Liverpool are likely to take a look at him first during pre-season. That will be just a piece of mind thing though and a sale does still look likely.
The Championship would represent an ideal starting point for the Nigerian, however, and West Brom, Fulham and Stoke would all provide attractive starting points.
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