Liverpool sign Nigerian teenager Taiwo Awoniyi

31 August 2015

Liverpool have signed 18-year-old Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi, with the player immediately joining 2 Bundesliga side FSV Frankfurt on loan.


Taiwo Awoniyi Interview

Awoniyi becomes the 16th player to leave the club on loan this summer, following similar temporary moves for Samed Yesil (FC Luzern), Sergi Canos (Brentford), Joe Maquire (Leyton Orient) and Ryan McLaughlin (Aberdeen) in the past few days.

While Awoniyi arrives, Fabio Borini completed his departure from the club on Monday, joining Sunderland on a permanent deal for an initial £8 million.

Liverpool reportedly beat clubs such as Monaco and Porto to the signing of the Nigerian under-23 international, with the deal worth an initial £800,000 but could rise to £3m with add-ons.

Awoniyi told the official LFC website: “This is the biggest club in the world and I’m privileged to be here.

“I’ll try to develop myself very well so that when I come back to Liverpool I’ll be able to add value to the team.

“When I’m in the red shirt, I will always give my very best to make the fans happy.”

Currently out on loan:
All season loans unless stated otherwise

Danny Ward – Aberdeen
Luis Alberto – Deportivo La Coruna
Lloyd Jones – Blackpool
Jordan Williams – Swindon Town
Kevin Stewart – Swindon Town
Andre Wisdom – Norwich City
Lawrence Vigouroux – Swindon Town
Sheyi Ojo – Wolves
Harry Wilson – Crewe Alexandra (January 2016)
Mario Balotelli – AC Milan
Lazar Markovic – Fenerbahce
Joe Maguire – Leyton Orient (September 2016)
Ryan McLaughlin – Aberdeen (January 2016)
Samed Yesil – FC Luzern
Sergi Canos – Brentford (January 2016)
Taiwo Awoniyi – FSV Frankfurt

UPDATED: LFC squad season 2015/16

UPDATED: LFC transfers summer 2016

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