Taiwo Awoniyi

Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has joined German Bundesliga side, FSV Mainz 05, on a season loan deal from Liverpool.

According to reports, the move is his sixth loan spell away from Liverpool. The striker had been earlier linked with a move to Nice before the deal fell through.

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According to Liverpool’s official website, the deal is subject to a completed medical and international clearance.

Awoniyi initially joined the Reds in August 2015 having starred for Nigeria at the U-17 World Cup two years earlier.

The 21-year-old signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool in the summer of 2018.

It comes on the back of Awoniyi’s exploits while on loan at Belgian top-flight outfit, Royal Excel Mouscron.

The U-23 international has since enjoyed loan stints with FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Royal Excel Mouscron (twice) and KAA Gent, scoring a total of 14 goals and adding three assists in all competitions in 2018-19, during spells with both Gent and Mouscron.