Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi has earned the praises of respected Dutch journalist Jermain Leitbig for his performance for his loan side NEC Nijmegen even though he is yet to score.
19 year old Awoniyi joined the Dutch side on loan from Liverpool in the summer after a less fruitful spell with German side FSV Frankfurt, who were relegated to the third division at the end of last season.
Awoniyi who scored just once from 13 games for Freiburg is yet to get off the mark for NEC Nijmegen but Jermain has seen enough to judge his future, if he develops as expected.
So far he has played 8 games for NEC Nijmegen and Jermain who has watched six of his games, says he reminds him of legendary Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy during his formative years.
” He has a high sense of positional awareness, very adept in getting into goal scoring positions. He reminds me of a young Van Nistelrooy, always lurking. He is yet to score but that is only a matter of time”, he told Owngoalnigeria.com.