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Nigeria's Taiwo Awoniyi completes transfer to Union Berlin from Liverpool



Liverpool FC has confirmed that a Nigerian striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has completed a permanent transfer to Union Berlin, German football club.

The Merseyside club announced the transfer in a statement on its website.

The 23-year-old has also penned a five-year contract with Union Berlin in what appeared to be a £6.5 million deal.

The Nigerian spent last season on loan with the Bundesliga outfit but will now move to the German capital permanently.

Awoniyi had initially teamed up with the Liverpool squad for pre-season training before the move was confirmed.

“Taiwo Awoniyi has completed a permanent transfer to Union Berlin,” the statement read.

“The striker returns to the Bundesliga club – with whom he spent the 2020-21 season on loan, helping them to a seventh-placed finish – after a deal was finalised today.

“Awoniyi joined Liverpool back in the summer of 2015 and spent the majority of his six years with the Reds out on loan at a variety of European clubs.

“He had spells with FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Royal Excel Mouscron (twice), KAA Gent, FSV Mainz 05 and most recently with Union Berlin last term.

“The 23-year-old had been part of Jürgen Klopp’s pre-season training camp squad in Austria this month before sealing the formalities of his switch.”

The former U17 World Cup winner has been sent on loan seven times since joining Liverpool in 2015 — after failing to secure a work permit.

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