Official: Liverpool sign Nigerian prospect Awoniyi

The 18-year-old striker had been playing with Imperial Academy in his homeland and has been sent straight out on loan to German second-tier outfit FSV Frankfurt

Liverpool have wrapped up a deal to sign promising Nigeria youth international Taiwo Awoniyi.

Awoniyi, 18, had been playing with Imperial Academy in his homeland and has been sent straight out on loan to German second-tier outfit FSV Frankfurt.

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“This is the biggest club in the world and I’m privileged to be here,” the striker told the club’s official website. 

“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.”

Awoniyi currently represents Nigeria’s under-23 side, who are looking to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.