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Liverpool Loanee Taiwo Awoniyi Picks Up Favourite Shirt Number At Dutch Side

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Nigeria youth international Taiwo Awoniyi has been given the all clear to resume his loan spell at Dutch side NEC Nijmegen, after receiving his work permit.

The 19 year old will spend the rest of the season on loan to the Dutch side, his second consecutive loan spell since joining Liverpool in the summer of 2015.

A late omission from the Nigeria Olympic team that won Bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He is rated in some quarters as Nigeria’s most promising forward but his rise has slowed down a bit due to inconsistency in his form last season while on loan to FSV Frankfurt in Germany.

Last season, he was at German second division side FSV Frankfurt, where it took him six months before he made his league debut for the team that eventually got relegated to the third division.

His team at the German side wasn’t what he has hoped for and at Dutch side NEC Nijmegen, he will be hoping the luck of picking up his favourite jersey number 9 bring to him, the good fortunes he enjoyed that made Liverpool snap him up.