Liverpool have loaned out Taiwo Awoniyi to NEC Nijmegen and have missed out on securing Anderson Talisca’s signature.
Anderson Talisca was supposedly close to a Liverpool move a few weeks ago but work permit hassles complicated the deal to the point that it seems that if there was every any chance of a deal it is now ruined.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Wolverhampton Wanderers are extremely close to signing Benfica’s Brazilian midfielder. The reports come via Portuguese news outlet, A Bola. It is even claimed that Wolves have already secured the player’s work permit.
Talisca would have been a good addition to the Liverpool lineup with there being very few left-footed players in the squad. due to this he would have brought some much needed balance to Liverpool’s front-line.
Alas, it’s not to be. It could be that Jürgen Klopp was never seriously interested in signing the Benfica star. As it turns out, the German manager has already been dropping hints that he could be done with buying players for this window. As Liverpool need a left back and a defensive midfielder the reports better prove false.
In an interview with ESPN he said:
“If I had to guess I would say rather no, but I don’t know actually because it’s a long time until the 31st of August and I have no idea,
“The 31st of August we have a few friendlies of course and few test games and then we have, one, two, maybe three — I’m not sure — Premier League games.
“So we will see. We will see how the players react on my decisions again because we will have more players than 11 for sure, and then you have to accept a few decisions and you have to take it as an opportunity.”
“What I can promise, if we win something at the end of the season, everybody who’s [here] after 31st of August in this squad will have a big influence on it. If we win something and we will have a big picture and everybody will be on it.”
Liverpool have loaned out 18 year old Nigerian forward, Taiwo Awoniyi to NEC Nijmegen. The youngster joined the club from Imperial Soccer Academy in Nigeria but was sent out on loan immediately to FSV Frankfurt. In 14 appearances he scored 1 goal.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Nigerian forward has joined NEC Nijmegen on a season long loan. He was pursued by a number of clubs including Hajduk Split in Croatia and Tondela in Portugal but chose to move to the Eredivisie club.
The move comes as a way for the teenager to gain first-team experience and also help with the application of a work permit. Nijmegen are managed by Peter Hyballa, a youth development specialist. He worked with Klopp at Borussia Dortmund for three years when the German was the manager.
“I’ve worked with Jürgen Klopp. I was under-19 coach at Borussia Dortmund. We worked together very well. He’s bigger than me. He has a little more experience and prizes.”