18-year-old Taiwo Awoniyi has been signed up by the English football club Liverpool.
Liverpool football club has signed up a 18-year-old Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi. According to reports, Taiwo Awoniyi who will immediately head out on loan with FSV Frankfurt.
Awoniyi is a Nigeria Under-23 international. He has also played for the Super Eagles at the Under-17 and Under‑20 World Cups and earned a call-up for the senior Nigeria squad in 2013.
Liverpool has reportedly paid around £400,000 for Awoniyi’s services. This info is contained in Liverpool’s website. Awoniyi expressed his excitement on his enrollment into one of England biggest club.
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.
Sports analysts in Nigeria claim that this is a good development for Nigeria football. They claim the country will be advantaged if a bulk of its layer gets international exposure like the 18-year-old Taiwo Awoniyi.