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Report: Liverpool to profit as 18-goal striker wanted by Premier League club

Liverpool are set to profit from Taiwo Awoniyi as a clause could be activated this summer. The striker is in talks over a transfer.

This comes from the Athletic. They claim that Nottingham Forest are looking to sign Taiwo Awoniyi after his great season with Union Berlin.

The Nigerian signed for Union last summer after a successful loan spell the year before and caught fire immediately. Awoniyi scored for fun over the first half of the campaign and while things dried out in 2022, the striker still finished the season with 18 goals.

15 of those came in the Bundesliga – a fantastic record for a relatively inexperienced player at that level. Now Forest want to take him to the Premier League and that should benefit Liverpool.

After all, it was the Reds who sold Awoniyi to Union last summer for around £6.5m. That was despite him never playing a single minute for them. They included a 10% sell-on clause, too, and would receive that percentage of any future fee.

But it’s worth mentioning that there’s a cap on the profit here. Awoniyi has a £17..2m release clause at Union and won’t move for more than that. Liverpool can take home £1.72m at the most, then.

Still, it’s essentially money for nothing at this point.

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Liverpool to benefit from Taiwo Awoniyi clause

We said shortly after the deal with Union that Liverpool didn’t get enough money for Awoniyi. His loan spell there suggested he was worth more than £6.5m and he quickly proved that.

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So it’s nice that Liverpool could potentially take that figure up to around £8.2m if Forest end up paying the release clause. That’s a slightly nicer figure, given Liverpool sold a striker capable of scoring 15 goals in the Bundesliga for a relative pittance.

It still won’t quite be a ‘good’ price but it’s certainly better.

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