Report: Liverpool’s Taiwo Awoniyi to end Gent loan

Taiwo Awoniyi and Pablo fight for the ball during the first leg of the Uefa Europa League play-off match between Kaa Gent and Girondins de Bordeaux on August 23, 2018 in Gent, Belgium.

Taiwo Awoniyi joined Gent on loan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

Taiwo Awoniyi and Pablo fight for the ball during the first leg of the Uefa Europa League play-off match between Kaa Gent and Girondins de Bordeaux on August 23, 2018 in Gent, Belgium.

According to The Daily Mail (print edition, page 85, Friday, January 11, 2019), Liverpool-owned central forward Taiwo Awoniyi will leave Gent.

Awoniyi joined Belgian club Gent on a season-long loan deal from Premier League outfit Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the 21-year-old will leave Gent and will agreed on a new loan deal with another club.

Future at Liverpool?

Awoniyi has been on the books of Liverpool since the summer of 2015 when he joined from Imperial Academy in Nigeria for a transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £400,000.

Taiwo Awoniyi pictured during the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Uefa Europa League match between Kaa Gent and Jagiellonia Bialystok at Ghelamco Arena on August 16, 2018...

The Nigeria Under-23 international centre-forward has struggled to break into the Liverpool staring lineup, and Gent are the fourth club he has been on loan at since his move to Liverpool.

Given how strong Liverpool are in attack, the youngster could struggle to make a mark in the Reds’ first team rightaway, and if he is to end his loan spell at Gent, perhaps a move to a club in the lower end of the Premier League or to a team in the Championship on loan for the rest of the season will be helpful.

Taiwo Awoniyi pictured during the first leg of the Uefa Europa League play-off match between Kaa Gent and Girondins de Bordeaux on August 23, 2018 in Gent, Belgium.

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