Celtic are leading the race to sign Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi, according to reports.
Awoniyi to Parkhead?
90MIN revealed that the Bhoys are one of a number of clubs who have taken interest in the 23-year-old, including arch-rivals Rangers. The Old Firm pair are said to be leading the chase ahead of Premier League sides.
Awoniyi has never made a first-team appearance at Anfield and been on numerous loan spells since arriving on Merseyside in 2015. But he has found the net five times from 14 appearances with Bundesliga side Union Berlin during the current campaign (TransferMarkt).
With speculation regarding Odsonne Edouard’s future still unclear, Lennon could be covering bases if the Frenchman decides to leave Parkhead in the near future.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
While unproven for most of his career, Awoniyi is performing well in what is an incredibly competitive league.
Described as an “excellent player” by his former Mouscron teammate Mergim Vojvoda, the Nigerian striker has scored goals wherever he has been and his current form in Berlin certainly backs up the praise from his ex-teammate. He could be a long-term option for Celtic – if Edouard decides to leave the club after his asking price was slashed (Football Insider).
Time will tell to see how things unravel. But we imagine that Celtic will stay put unless their number 22 makes the first move.
In other news, Celtic have recently scouted a Bhoys fan – read more about it here.
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