By Danny Wright
Liverpool have confirmed that teenage attacker Taiwo Awoniyi has agreed terms to join Royal Excel Mouscron on a season-long loan deal.
Good luck, Taiwo.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 31, 2017
Awoniyi was signed up by Liverpool in 2015 and is yet to feature in the senior squad of the Merseyside club as he departs for the Belgian top-flight.
He has previously had temporary stints with FSV Frankfurt and NEC Nijmegen, where he featured 28 times across all competitions last season, scoring eight goals and supplying two assists in the process.
The six-times Nigeria Under-23 international will be joining up with another European club in Mouscron, who finished 15th in the Jupiler League last term as they survived relegation by just a single point.
Awoniyi may be able to earn he first appearance for Mouscron this Saturday when they take on Charleroi at home.
Football Insider Verdict
Although being loaned out can be beneficial to a player, Awoniyi seems as though he’s never had the chance to take advantage of the impressive training facilities at Liverpool, nor have a chance in the club’s development sides. It’s vital that young players earn first-team experience, but the fact that he has been shipped out three seasons in a row suggests that he will simply never be used be the Reds. It is also a very similar thing as to what Chelsea are known to do a lot. Awoniyi may have been a decent talent, but a move to Mouscron is in no way a step up from NEC. In the Eredivise he was playing against the likes of PSV, Ajax and Feyenoord whereas the Belgian league has a lot less quality.
In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that this Reds attacker has suffered a pre-season injury setback.