Taiwo Awoniyi’s Gent Loan Deal Terminated


Former youth international, Taiwo Awoniyi has joined the growing number of Nigerian players in search of new clubs, following the termination of his loan deal at KAA Gent of Belgium.

Footballlive.ng gathered that the termination is at the behest of his parent club, Liverpool of England, who were not satisfied to see the striker fail to make an impact at Gent.

Despite hitting top marks on loan at another Belgian club, Royal Excel Mouscron, last season, Awoniyi has flopped in a team where several other Nigerian players have excelled.

Gent has a long history of Nigerian players, dating back to Godwin Okpara and Aliyu Datti Mohammed, as well as Samuel Kalu, Moses Simon, Peter Olayinka and Kingsley Michael of recent.

However, it was a different story for Awoniyi, such that Liverpool have opted to call an end to his loan deal at Gent prematurely, following his inability to get regular run of games in the first half of the season.

During the period in review, Awoniyi played 16 games for Gent, but did not have any goal to show; which is a far cry from his haul of ten while with Mouscron last season.


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