Taiwo Awoniyi joins the Bundesliga side Union Berlin on a season long loan from the English Champions Liverpool.

The 23-year-old striker spent last season on loan at Mainz, he made twelve appearances in the Bundesliga scoring a single goal.

The Ilorin born striker will be leaving “The Reds” for the seventh time on loan as he searches for first team football, he joined the Premier League champions in 2015.

The 23-year-old striker will be teaming up with another Nigeria striker Anthony Ujah, who have been in the club since 2019.

The 23-year-old spoke on his delight as he joined the Bundesliga side “I’m looking forward to a new home and the task at 1. FC Union Berlin. Mainz was my second stop in Germany after Frankfurt and last year I was able to prove myself in the Bundesliga for the first time.

At Union, I want to take the next steps, play as much as possible, develop and help the team to stay in the league.”

The Sporting Director of Union Berlin Oliver Ruhnert said “Taiwo is a highly talented player who already knows the Bundesliga. He has already played in several countries and will certainly be settled in our team very quickly.

With his physical robustness, his team spirit and work around the box. He should make our attacking game more flexible and further stimulate the attack.