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Liverpool striker Awoniyi reportedly linked with summer move to Celtic


– Taiwo Awoniyi has been linked with a summer move to Celtic

– The Scottish side feel that the Nigeria would be a great addition to their squad

– Awoniyi has been playing on loan since he joined Liverpool in August 2015

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Scottish professional football League side Celtic are reportedly considering going for the transfer of Nigerian and Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi who currently plays for Mainz in Germany.

Since Taiwo Awoniyi moved to Liverpool from Imperial Soccer Academy, the Nigerian star has not been able to play for the Premier League side due to work permit.

He has been playing on loan elsewhere ever since then with Liverpool also renewing his contract at Anfield.

The superb performances of the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah is making Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp not to think about bringing another striker in.

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Celtic on the other hand are hoping to sign the Nigeria forward if Odsonne Edouard leaves the club this summer.

According to the report by Daily Star, Celtic are of the opinion that Awoniyi would be valued at £9 million despite having never played a game for the Premier League champions.

Taiwo Awoniyi reportedly linked with summer move to Celtic

Taiwo Awoniyi reportedly linked with summer move to Celtic (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Taiwo Awoniyi is said to be recovering at the hospital after he was stretchered-off during Mainz’ clash with Ausburg in the German Bundesliga on Sunday, June 14.

The Liverpool loanee was hospitalised following a nasty with German-born of Nigerian descent Felix Uduokhai which left him unconsious.

It was a clash of heads which resulted in a nasty fall for Awoniyi who was immediately attended to by medical staff on ground.

After a few minutes’ delay, the 22-year-old had a brace put on his neck as the forward was taken off the pitch and straight to the hospital.

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Also, Legit.ng reported how Liverpool recorded another success after winning the 2019/20 Premier League title as the Reds are now occupying fourth on the table of world’s most valuable rankings.

The Reds waited for 30 years before Jürgen Klopp gave the Anfield fans the Premier League title dethroning Manchester City.

According to the latest edition of the brand finance football annual, Liverpool’s value has risen by six per cent to £1.143 billion thanks to their Premier League title win.

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