English Premier League side, Liverpool may have jumped ahead of Monaco in the chase for Nigeria’s most sought after young striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, this according to AfricanFootball.com.
It has specially been gathered that Liverpool is now more likely to snap up the Nigeria U-20 and U-23 striker and then loan him out of England.
At a point in this ever-developing Awoniyi transfer saga, top Portuguese club FC Porto led the chasing pack.
Before the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand in June, Awoniyi and his parents had settled for Porto, but a more interesting offer by Monaco meant a final decision on his future would have to wait.
“Liverpool is now the team most likely to sign Awoniyi,” a source informed AfricanFootball.com
“There are concrete offers on the table from the likes of Porto and Monaco, but the player himself said he would now love to join Liverpool.”
However, it is believed that speculations over Awoniyi will soon be a thing of the past when the striker turns 18 on August 12.
His adviser and former Nigeria international, Seyi Olofinjana, has insisted nothing can be concluded on the youngster’s transfer till when he would have clocked 18.
“He’s still a minor and anything now to do with his transfer would basically have to be a pre-contract agreement until he is 18, which will be in August,” he maintained.
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