Report: Liverpool's Taiwo Awoniyi turns down move to Greek side PAOK
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Report: Liverpool's Taiwo Awoniyi turns down move to Greek side PAOK

Liverpool’s Taiwo Awoniyi has reportedly turned down a move to Greek side PAOK with the striker intent on securing a deal with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin, according to German publication BILD.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JULY 17: (THE SUN OUT.THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Taiwo Awoniyi signs a contract extension for Liverpool F.C. at Melwood Training Ground on July 17, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Awoniyi, 23, spent last season on loan at Klopp’s former side Mainz having previously endured spells with Royal Excel Mouscron, Gent, NEC and Frankfurt.

According to the Daily Star, Awoniyi is another Liverpool star who is attracting a lot of outside attention after it was reported Celtic were among a number of teams interest in signing Awoniyi as a potential replacement for Odsonne Edouard.

Liverpool could be prepared to listen to offers if their £9 million valuation is met for the Nigeria under-23 international striker who joined the club in 2015.

Reputable Liverpool journalist Jones of publication Goal reports that Liverpool are willing to let Awoniyi go following a number of loan spells away from the club.

The latest reports from Germany indicate Awoniyi is drawn to the prospect of a move to Union Berlin after rejecting the chance to join Greek side PAOK Thessaloniki this past week.

Awoniyi scored just one goal in 12 games for Mainz last season but he was labelled ‘sensational’ by their manager Achim Beierlorzer as per Kicker.

Union Berlin enjoyed an impressive Bundesliga campaign last season – finishing. But with the progressive club still building, and funds limited, there are concerns whether the German outfit could sanction a permanent deal.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 10: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Taiwo Awoniyi of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on September 10, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

Putting it bluntly, there just doesn’t appear to be a future at Liverpool for Awoniyi.

Considering Rhian Brewster – one of the academy’s best prospects in years – cannot get into the team and is at risk of being sold to generate funds tells the story of how difficult it is to break into this Liverpool team.

The Premier League champions are also expected to complete a £35 million move for Wolves forward Diogo Jota according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, which only adds further competition in the attacking department at Liverpool.

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