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Taiwo Awoniyi: Why I Joined Union Berlin

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Union Berlin’s sensational forward Taiwo Awoniyi has outlined why he joined the club permanently from Liverpool. reports that spending the 2020/21 season on loan at Union Berlin, Taiwo Awoniyi completed a permanent €6.5 million transfer to the German capital club from Liverpool last summer.

The 24-year-old striker who is the club’s leading goal scorer has opened up on why he opted to join Union permanently.

“I felt this was a place I’d been before – I know how much they love me, look after me, even when I wasn’t their player. I saw this as my best chance, at this point and age in my career,” said the striker, who has netted 12 times in 19 games this season.

Awoniyi also revealed his last conversation with Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp the evening before his departure.

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“He told me, it’s a good step for me. The most important thing is once you realise that a club wants you as a player and as a man, it’s a good move. It was a statement I learned from. The most important thing is you are welcome where you are going,” said Awoniyi.

Having spent around six years in total out on loan through his career, Awoniyi is happy to have found a place to belong-Union Berlin.

“I think that feeling appreciated is the most important thing: You feel good, you don’t feel far from home and you feel welcomed. That’s the key. That’s what’s helping me keep going,” he said.

Awoniyi was on target last weekend for Union in their 2-1 win against RB Leipzig to continue goals feast in the Bundesliga.

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