Former Nigerian youth International Taiwo Awoniyi finally has a place to call a ‘home’ after he swapped England for German side Union Berlin.
Football411 can report that Awoniyi has joined the Bundesliga side on a permanent move after six journeyman years at Liverpool.
“FC Union Berlin have completed the signing of Taiwo Awoniyi from Liverpool,” the German club stated in a statement.
Awoniyi joined Liverpool as a teenager from Imperial Academy in 2015 but struggled to break into the first team during his six-year stay at Anfield.
He spent all that time on loan, with moves to FSV Frankfurt (Germany), NEC Nijmegen (Netherlands), KAA Gent and Royal Mouscron (both Belgium) and Mainz 05 (Germany).
Last summer, the then 23-year-old returned to the Bundesliga on another loan move, this time to newly promoted Union Berlin, where he impressed at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei by scoring five goals as the club booked a European ticket for the second time in their history.
Following the latest move, the striker is happy to finally have a place to call home and is proud to be back.
“After lots of loan moves in previous years, I want to finally come and have a home,” he told the club.
“I owe so much to Union, so it makes me happy and proud to be back here. It’s fantastic to continue on the great path with the club. I will give everything to quickly pick up where I was before my injury,“ Awoniyi added.
Director of the club, Oliver Ruhnert praised Awoniyi’s dedication and willingness to learn.
“We got to know Taiwo last season and we became sure of his qualities. His robustness, his dedication and his unconditional willingness to learn and develop were the deciding factors for us to give everything to make this transfer happen,” Ruhnert said.
He will wear jersey number 14 and is expected to join his teammates on Tuesday in their training camp.