Celtic are linked with Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi, and their fans aren’t happy.
The £5m-rated Nigerian striker hasn’t been able to get a British work permit. On Wednesday, 90min linked the Union Berlin loanee, who has scored goals in the Bundesliga, to both Celtic and Rangers.
Union Berlin have been the Bundesliga’s surprise package this season, and Awoniyi is certainly contributing. With 5 goals in 13 for Union (Transfermarkt), Liverpool’s serial loanee may have finally come good.
Awoniyi’s contract is owned by Liverpool, but the forward has been on loan for the last five-and-a-half years. The striker hasn’t been able to secure a work permit to play in the UK.
Having endured spells with clubs including Mouscroun, Mainz and Gent, he’s finally hitting the net with regularity in Berlin.
Union are just outside the Champions League places in the Bundesliga (Sky Sports), in just their second season following promotion.
The striker is closing in on a Nigeria cap, which may make his work permit application easier. If that’s the case, the Reds may look to hold on to the striker.
Liverpool fans, for their part, aren’t keen on letting the Nigerian go. Certainly, not for the mooted price.
“Better than Origi”; Liverpool fans on Celtic target Taiwo Awoniyi
The Kop faithful made some interesting comments on Twitter following the break of Awoniyi transfer rumours.
Liverpool fans made their feelings clear:
Surely we’ll demand more given his Bundesliga performances this season.
— Brothers Red – LFC Podcast (@BrothersRed5) January 13, 2021
Should be looking for more based on his impact this season
— Bleeding LFC Red (@LFCNewsSheet) January 13, 2021
He’s been great there’s no way we can’t shuffle down a BuLi team for 12-15m
— arish (@lfcarish) January 14, 2021
He deserves a debut
— 🇪🇸#6 (@LKyL8) January 13, 2021
This is crazy!.. Awoniyi shud actually replace Origi!!
— Deepesh KC (@DeepeshKC346) January 14, 2021
sell Origi for 10m and give Taiwo his shirt !!!
Better for FSG to pocket 10m, than 5m , unless FSG are going to sell both for 15m
— Gyan Emmanuel (@Gyanbankz) January 13, 2021
Sell Origi and give the young lad a chance
— LFCRashid (@lfcrashid) January 14, 2021