Will Taiwo Awoniyi ever feature for Liverpool or Nigeria?
Reports reaching Afrofooty indicate that Liverpool are looking to terminate Taiwo Awoniyi's contract in Germany due to limited playing time.
The Under 17 World Cup winner has only made 6 out of 17 games in the Bundesliga - 90% of those as substitutes.
According reports, Ligue 1 trio Montpellier, Brest and Nimes are also understood to be monitoring Awoniyi’s desperate situation in Mainz. Turkish outfit Besiktas and La Liga duo Leganes and Real Mallorca have reportedly also made enquiries. It is really bad for the Under 23 international that they were not able to engineer a mechanism for him to stay at Mouscron (in the Belgian league) where he scored 10 goals in 28 appearances during the 2017-18 campaign, then returned for the second half of last season and netted 11 times in 15 games – by far his most successful and productive spell as a professional footballer. Taiwo Awoniyi remains there or thereabouts. His career has stalled but the future remains promising. He is still a Liverpool player and they appear committed to loaning him out to clubs that will give him regular football to help hone his skills and maybe, just maybe find his way back to them – his parent club. That said, the prospects of Awoniyi playing for Liverpool looks as remote as Omeruo’s chances of ever playing for Chelsea back then (some would argue that Awoniyi’s case is more dire). For now, the task is to find him a club to play regularly and rediscover the sort of form that he displayed at Mouscron – then we can start to dare to dream of possibilities for Liverpool and Nigeria.