Liverpool send Taiwo Awoniyi on loan to KAA Gent

Liverpool send Taiwo Awoniyi on loan to KAA Gent
Taiwo Awoniyi

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jul 24, 2018. 12:00

Nigeria and Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi has joined Belgian top-flight club KAA Gent for his fourth loan spell from the Reds.

The 20-year-old who recently signed a new five-year contract at Anfield spent the last three seasons on loan at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen and Royal Excel Mouscron.

Liverpool have released a statement regarding the player’s next move and will join fellow Nigerian international in Moses Simon in Ghelamco Arena for the 2018/19 campaign.

“The striker, who signed a new long-term Liverpool contract last week, will spend the 2018-19 campaign with the Belgian club,” said the club.

“Awoniyi originally moved to Anfield from the Imperial Soccer Academy in his homeland of Nigeria in the summer of 2015.

“The 20-year-old, who has represented Nigeria at U17, U20 and U23 levels, has had loan spells with FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen and Royal Excel Mouscron in the last three seasons.

“KAA Gent finished fourth in the Belgian top-flight last term, securing a berth in the final round of Europa League qualification.

“Their season begins on Friday night with a trip to Standard Liege.”




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