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Nigeria starlet Awoniyi wants to leave Liverpool after 7 Loan Spells

Mon 30 November 2020 | 17:55

The 23-year-old striker has failed to secure a UK work permit since he arrived in 2015.

Taiwo Awoniyi

joined

Liverpool

after shining during the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup and 2015 Africa U20 Championships for

Nigeria

, where he helped Nigeria win both tournaments. Since then, the 23-year-old has had seven loan spells in clubs across

Germany

, the

Netherlands

, and

Belgium

.

He is currently on loan at

Union Berlin

, where he has bagged a goal and assist through his 7 appearances for the Bundesliga side. He disclosed his ambition to play for  the Premier League champions in an interview with

ESPN

but revealed his second thoughts after his 7

th

loan deal was agreed.

"It is my dream to play for Liverpool. But me playing for Liverpool has to do with getting my work permit,

“Without it, there is no chance for me discussing about playing for Liverpool for now.

"This season was maybe a bit tough to make the decision because honestly, I was hoping to leave permanently.

"Liverpool have been great, they have been so supportive and we always talk with the director and every time, they tell me to be patient.

"But the reason I discussed something permanent this season was just that I felt most loans I have been to; have not really been the way I want it.

"And I felt like it happens that way because the loan players get less of an advantage than the players of their own club.

"That was what made me think, okay, maybe it's time to find a home with my family."

Discussing his current team, Awoniyi is looking to add up on his goals as Urs Fischer's side are sixth in the German top-flight table and aim to enter the European qualification spots.

"Every striker wants to score. I am a player that also wants to work for the team, and to make the work you are doing on the field count is when you score the goals.

"The first three games I started, I really put in a lot of work and everyone was impressed. Some of my teammates were really feeling bad because I had not scored before then.

"Getting that goal was really something that that gave me the joy that finally it came. But now, I just have to forget about it and look forward to the next one."

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