Former Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been linked with a transfer interest from three Premier League clubs less than a year after departing Anfield permanently. The 24-year-old spent six years on the Reds’ books between 2015 and 2021 after being signed from the Imperial Soccer Academy but did not play a single game for Liverpool.
Three EPL Teams Battle for Taiwo Awoniyi
He left Anfield temporarily on seven different loan spells with FSV Frankfurt, NEC, Mouscron (twice), Gent, Mainz 05, and Union Berlin, the latter of which he joined permanently at the start of the season.
Now, the Super Eagles striker has been credited with transfer interest from Newcastle United, West Ham United, and Southampton, having scored 13 goals in 27 Bundesliga games for Union this season. The German club has however said any club interested would have to trigger the €20m (£16.65m) release clause in Awoniyi’s contract, with Union signing him for just €6.5m (£5.4m) last summer.
The former Liverpool striker has had a stunning campaign in Germany’s top flight, with his 13 goals putting him sixth in the hunt for the division’s golden boot award. Only Robert Lewandowski (32), Patrick Schick (20), Erling Haaland (18), Christopher Nkunku (17), and Anthony Modeste (16) have more league goals this season.