Jul 11 2018
Liverpool Beat Barcelona As Powerful Striker Sign 5-Year Deal
Liverpool has managed to ward off interests from Spanish football powerhouse Barcelona, after presenting a convincing deal to keep Nigerian international Taiwo Awoniyi at the club, reports teamtalk.
Awoniyi has garnered plenty of attractions since delivering an impressive display in a Coca-Cola sponsored football tournament in London.
Chelsea, local rivals Tottenham and Qatar-owned Manchester City are equally in the race for the 20-year-old star.
Inter Milan are in the mix too, however, the Reds manage to steal him and have offered him a new five-year deal.
Taiwo who has been capped six times for the Nigerian under-23 side has spent loan stints at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen and Mouscron.
He’s made a huge dent for himself at Mouscron looks set to join French Ligue One side AS Monaco on a two-year loan.
Nice looked like the side to have had him, but a Michael Emenalo effect prised him to Monaco instead.
It is believed the former Chelsea director hugely influenced his move to Monaco, beating Patrick Vieira.
Taiwo joined Liverpool from ex-Wolves midfielder Seyi Olofinjana’s Imperial Soccer Academy for a reported fee £400,000 in three year ago, but has struggled to settle in, with the Merseysiders due to issues related to work permit.