English Premiership

Liverpool sign Nigerian starlet

2015-09-01 07:43
Taiwo Awoniyi (liverpoolfc.com)

London - Liverpool signed teenage Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi on Monday and immediately sent him out on loan to German club FSV Frankfurt.

Brendan Rodgers' side have brought Awoniyi to Anfield from Imperial Academy in Nigeria after fending off reported interest from Porto and Monaco.

The 18-year-old is understood to have cost around £400,000 (approximately R8 155 754.14) and will spend the rest of the season learning his trade on loan with Frankfurt in the German second tier.

"This is the biggest club in the world and I'm privileged to be here," Awoniyi told Liverpool's website.

"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."

Awoniyi is a current Nigeria Under-23 international and has also played for the Super Eagles at the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups.

He first earned a call-up for the senior Nigeria squad in 2013.

Liverpool also announced that their striker Samed Yesil and midfielder Sergi Canos have both gone out on loan, joining Swiss side FC Luzern and Brentford respectively.

Yesil signed for Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in 2012, but has made only two first team appearance.

Canos has agreed a deal that will see him stay at Championship club Brentford until January 3.

The 18-year-old Spaniard, yet to make a senior appearance for Liverpool, joined the Reds in 2013 from Barcelona.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
31 October 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.