Nigeria forward, Taiwo Awoniyi, has been granted a work permit by the British goverment and he’s now eligible to play for any football team in England.
The 2013 U-17 FIFA World Cup winner signed for Liverpool football club on August 31st, 2015 for a fee of around £400,000 but was immediately loaned out to FSV Frankfurt.
Taiwo has previously been sent out on loan to the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany by Liverpool, though the Nigerian would’ve preffered to stay in England but he had no work permit.
The Ilorin born signed a contract extension with Liverpool in 2018 which expires in 2023.
Taiwo’s experience in playing in of Europe’s top five leagues enhanced his work permit as one of the laws say players 18 or above playing regularly in Europe’s top 5 leagues are almost guaranteed a work permit.
With Liverpool set to part ways with Divock Origi, the Imperial Soccer Academy prodduct may be on liverpool’s teamsheet come next season.
Awoniyi has scored five goals and bagged three assists in 21 league apperances for Union Berlin this campaign.
He was on a brilliant form when picked up a long term injury which spanned for 3 months and he made a return to the pitch last weekend.