1. FC Union Berlin have bolstered their attacking power with the signing of Taiwo Awoniyi on loan from Premier League side Liverpool.
The 23-year-old joined the Liverpool academy in 2015 and has gained first-team experience across European football. Awoniyi spent last season at Mainz, but previously featured in Germany for FSV Frankfurt, in the Netherlands at NEC Nijmegen and in Belgium with KAA Gent and Royal Mouscron. Despite being a natural number 9, Awoniyi featured in various attacking positions for the Carnival Club. In 12 Bundesliga appearances, his lone goal came against 1. FC Köln.
“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,” said the striker upon his arrival in Berlin.
“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,” said Oliver Ruhnert, Director for Professional Football at 1. FC Union Berlin.