Taiwo Awoniyi likely to leave Union Berlin with Newcastle United among Premier League clubs interested

BILD report that Taiwo Awoniyi is very likely to leave Bundesliga side Union Berlin in the summer with Newcastle United among the Premier League clubs interested in the 24-year-old striker.

West Ham United and Southampton have also shown significant interest with Awoniyi allowed to depart Stadion An der Alten Försterei for a reported transfer fee of around €30 million.

The Nigeria international made his loan move from Liverpool permanent in the summer for €6.5m and has scored 12 and created one in 25 Bundesliga games this season, giving Union a shout of European football.

Speaking to DAZN after Union Berlin’s 1-0 win against FC Köln on Friday night, Sporting Director Oliver Ruhnert said that €30m would be a sum that would send Union into a new dimension and would become their most expensive departure if Awoniyi was to leave.

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