German top side Union Berlin has expressed their willingness to sell Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi provided a good offer is presented to them. The Nigerian joined them from English Premier League side Liverpool just twelve months ago on a permanent base but the Iron Ones will only do business with any club willing to part with 30 million euros for the Super Eagles striker.
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Union paid Liverpool only 6.5 million euros to sign Awoniyi last summer as a club for arrival to the An der Alten Försterei – after the 2013 u-17 World Cup winner impressed on loan. That may yet turn out to be the best piece of business the German club has ever done, with top English Premier League clubs coming for the 24-year-old.
Taiwo Awoniyi has never hidden his preference for the world’s most glamorous league, and several reports have linked him to Newcastle United, West Ham United, and Southampton. Should any of these sides pay €30 million for him, the former Mainz loanee would become the most expensive sale Union Berlin has ever conducted.
The Irons’ most expensive departures are Robert Andrich (to Bayer Leverkusen in August 2021) and Sebastian Andersson (to FC Köln in September 2020) at 6.5 million euros each. The German side will not block Awoniyi’s dream move to the English Premier League as the club’s sporting director Oliver Ruhnert confirmed that a massive transfer fee will be difficult to reject.
He said: “It’s a nice sum; I have to say.” “For us, that would be a departure into a whole new dimension.” Awoniyi has already scored 17 goals in all competitions for the Irons, and, at the weekend, he became the club’s all-time top scorer in the Bundesliga with his winning goal against FC Cologne.