Liverpool Sign Nigeria Youth International Awoniyi

Liverpool FC have completed the signing of youth international Taiwo Awoniyi.

The 20-year-old, signed from Imperial Academy, has immediately been loaned to Bundesliga II side FSV Frankfurt.

He told the Premier League club’s official website: “This is the biggest club in the world and I’m privileged to be here.

“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.”

A key member of the Nigeria U-17 team which won a record fourth world championship at the 2013 Fifa U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates; Awoniyi, and his pears debuted for the Flying Eagles in 2014 and featured at the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations and the World Youth Championships in New Zealand.

His two goals against their Zambia U-23 counterpart in Lusaka in April sent Nigeria Olympic team to the Football Tournament of next month’s All-Africa Games.