Liverpool have to raise funds this summer. There’s no two ways about it, we can’t start recruiting until we’ve started selling. One man could rake in a decent chunk of money for the club. As a result, Michael Edwards should beg for Taiwo Awoniyi to start during pre-season.
It may be frustrating but it’s just the way it is.
FSG have operated on a sell-to-buy budget since taking over the Reds.
It has helped the club go from the brink of administration to posting record profits.
Furthermore, it has led to success on the pitch – we can’t complain.
This summer we need a striker and a midfielder to come.
As a result, we need to move on a host of fringe players.
Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic are sure to leave after years of loan moves.
Whilst Xherdan Shaqiri appears nailed on for an exit.
Meanwhile, Taiwo Awoniyi finally has a UK work permit, opening up a host of options.
Liverpool need to play Taiwo Awoniyi
23-year-old Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi has not made a single appearance for the Reds.
After signed for the Reds six years ago he has been sent on seven loan moves.
This is due to the difficulties securing a work permit for the young attacker.
This will be his first pre-season with Liverpool and he simply has to play in our pre-season friendlies.
It is unlikely that he’ll be given a chance in the first team next season, he isn’t of the required standard.
Therefore, he is more likely to be sold in order to raise funds for an incoming striker.
According to Goal, Liverpool will accept an offer of £8m for Taiwo Awoniyi with West Brom and Fulham thought to be keen.
Michael Edwards should be begging Jürgen Klopp to give the Nigerian minutes in the coming weeks.
Strong pre-season performances could help the Reds in their efforts to cash in on the youngster.
If he sits out the coming games we may have to compromise on his fee and every penny counts at the moment.