By Coral Barry
FSV Frankfurt want to extend the loan contract of Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi by another year, the club have confirmed.
Awoniyi, 18, has recently broken into the first team of German second division side and Frankfurt have already asked Liverpool if they can have the Nigerian’s services again next season.
Frankfurt signed Awoniyi on a season-long loan deal last August and have the option to extend the striker’s stay for another year.
Liverpool had snapped up Awoniyi last summer for £400,000 after he impressed for his country at the Under-20s World Cup in New Zealand and Frankfurt chief Clemens Kruger has revealed why the German club want to keep the forward.
“Taiwo is a highly promising player with great potential and his whole career ahead of him,” said Kruger speaking to Tribal Football. “Of course we would like to extend the agreement with Liverpool – We will discuss that in time.”
Kruger also confirmed that Liverpool have been in “constant contact” with the German club regarding Awoniyi’s development.
The striker was brought to Anfield by previous manager Brendan Rodgers, but has since caught the eye of new boss Jurgen Klopp.
Awoniyi went out on loan almost immediately after signing for Liverpool on deadline day and has made seven appearances in all competitions during his.
The teenager has already been on the scoresheet for Frankfurt in the league since nailing down a starting place in early February, scoring one goal.
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