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Nigerian striker, Taiwo Awoniyi has signed a new long-term contract with five-time European champions Liverpool, thus committing his future to the Reds, AOIFootball.com reports.

The Anfield giants confirmed the news on their official website indicating their commitment to the former Golden Eaglets goal poacher.

“Taiwo Awoniyi has today signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool FC. The 20-year-old striker, who joined the Reds in August 2015, put pen to paper on the deal at Melwood on Tuesday following a successful season in Belgium’s top flight with Royal Excel Mouscron that included 10 goals and four assists.

“Awoniyi originally moved to Anfield from the Imperial Soccer Academy in his homeland of Nigeria. He has represented his country at the U-23 level and has spent the last three seasons on loan at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen and Royal Excel Mouscron, respectively.

“The U-17 World Cup winner is aiming to improve further in the coming campaign with a view to earning a call-up for the senior Nigeria national team,” the club said.

Though he might have put pen to a long time contract, it is still unclear where Awoniyi will be playing his football next season with a potential loan deal to Monaco an option for the player.

 

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