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Liverpool demand N4.7bn for Nigerian striker, Taiwo Awoniyi

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Liverpool are ready to sell Taiwo Awoniyi and have put a transfer fee of €9.3 million (4.7 billion naira) on the Nigerian striker, according to HardTackle.

The Reds signed Awoniyi for a reported €1.1 million in 2015, after he impressed with Golden Eagles at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

He is however yet to make a single appearance for Liverpool because of work permit issues.

The 23-year-old has gone on several spells on loan in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, with FSV Mainz 05 paying Liverpool €500,000 to acquire the services of the Nigerian forward during the 2019/20 Bundesliga season.

Awoniyi spent the 2020/2021 campaign at Union Berlin, where he produced five goals and four assists in 22 games across all competitions.

With his work permit finally granted earlier this year, the former Royal Mouscron man retained hopes he could finally be given a chance to make his breakthrough at Anfield.

But the Reds have other plans and have listed Awoniyi among players likely to be sold during this summer transfer window.

With a few EFL Championship clubs showing interest in the former Flying Eagles star, Liverpool will only let him join any suitor ready to cough out over €9.3 million for him.

The former Premier League champions have already rejected a bid of 2.5 billion naira (€5 million) from Belgian giants Anderlecht for the Nigerian striker.

Awoniyi is contracted to Liverpool until the summer of 2023.

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