West Ham United and Newcastle United are said to be in the running to sign Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi, who will cost around 30 million euros.
According to Calciomercato, Taiwo Awoniyi could be in contention for a potential return to the Premier League in the summer transfer. The Union Berlin star striker has impressed onlookers with his performances since joining Liverpool, with West Ham United and Newcastle United among clubs interested in securing his services.
Union Berlin are also willing to offload the Nigeria international, with the club valuing the player at around €30m. This could turn out to be a bargain as Awoniyi is widely regarded as one of the most promising young strikers in the German top flight.
A centre-forward by trade, Awoniyi has been part of Liverpool’s setup for many years, having initially joined the club in 2015. However, he made his big breakthrough in the 2020/21 campaign while on loan with the club. Union Berlin. He scored five goals in 21 league appearances, convincing the German side to secure his services for just €6.5m last summer.
It turned out to be a bargain as Awoniyi has scored 12 goals in 25 league appearances this season. The former Liverpool striker became the club’s top scorer and played a key role in helping Union compete for European places for the second consecutive season.
Awoniyi’s performances have not gone unnoticed, with West Ham United among the clubs interested in him. It’s no secret that the Hammers are looking for a new striker who can compete with Michail Antonio next season. They have been linked with a move for in-demand LOSC Lille sensation Jonathan David, but Awoniyi could be a much more profitable option.
Another potential destination for the Nigeria international is Newcastle United. The Magpies have expressed a desire to sign the Union Berlin man as a potential challenger to Chris Wood, with Eddie Howe desperate for some attacking flair in the number nine position.
Awoniyi’s pace, coupled with his deadly counter-attacking prowess, makes him an ideal option not only for Newcastle United, but for West Ham as well. However, with Union Berlin keen to extract €30million from the 24-year-old, it remains to be seen whether either of the two Premier League clubs will choose to follow their interest by making a bid for the former striker. of Liverpool in the summer.