'We are happy' - Union Berlin coach pleased with summer signing from Liverpool

Published: October 17, 2021
'We are happy' - Union Berlin coach pleased with summer signing from Liverpool
Union Berlin boss Oliver Ruhnert is pleased with his summer signing from Liverpool, Taiwo Awoniyi after another goalscoring display by the newly-capped Nigeria international.

The 24-year-old's progress meant he was able to rub shoulders with Premier League stars Kelechi Iheanacho, Frank Onyeka and William Troost-Ekong during this month's international break.

After a successful loan spell in 2020-2021, Union Berlin acquired the 2013 U17 World Cup winner on a permanent basis in July.

Two months into the season, Awoniyi has already bettered his goal tally from last season, netting his ninth goal of the campaign to help Union Berlin defeat Wolfsburg for the first time in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.

The Super Eagles striker had more lucrative offers but opted to re-join Union Berlin and that decision has paid off.

In quotes relayed by Kicker, Ruhnert said post-match : "The goal is 60 percent by Haraguchi, it is superbly done by him.

"We are happy that Taiwo is working out as we all hoped, the way the boy presents himself is great."

Up next for Awoniyi and his Union Berlin teammates, they travel to the Netherlands to face Cyriel Dessers' Feyenoord in the Europa Conference League.

Awoniyi has directly participated in four goals (3 goals, 1 assist) in European matches so far this season.

Igho Kingsley

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