Taiwo Awoniyi Sign for Liverpool FC: Excites Nigerian Football Fans

Nigerian football fans got as excited as the news broke out late yesterday that Taiwo Awoniyi has put pen on paper.

The 18 years old Nigerian youth international signed a £400, 000 deal with Liverpool fc, but will immediately head out on loan to a German second division side, PSV Frankfurt. Probably, because of the eligibility clause for obtaining British work permit.

Awoniyi who previously played for Imperial Football Academy Lagos, may have entered a pre-contract agreement with Kalmar fc.

The Swedish team believes the Nigerian youngster will join their team after he turned 18, but  FIFA had to step in and annul that agreement; in other to prevent trafficking of players from across the globe to European clubs. The football governing body insisted that Awoniyi wasn't of age then and therefore,  not eligible to enter such agreement.

During the unveiling, Awoniyi said:“This is the biggest club in the world and I’m privileged to be here. 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."

Most of the fans we spoke to in Lagos Nigeria said that the signing was a good advancement for the player, who has been in splendid form for Nigerian age grade national teams this year 2015.

Awoniyi is more in Nigeria Under-23 team. He played for the victorious Golden Eaglets at the Under-17 world cup in 2013 and the Flying Eagles at the last Under20 World Cup. He has also earned a call-up for the senior Nigeria team, Super Eagles

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