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Liverpool Youngster Taiwo Awoniyi Set to Join NEC Nijmegen on Loan

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    ​Liverpool are set to send out a third youngster this week out on loan with Taiwo Awoniyi set to join NEC Nijmegen in the Netherlands on a loan deal, according to the ​Liverpool Echo.

    The Nigerian youngster joined the Merseyside team last summer, and was immediately sent out on loan to FSV Frankfurt in the German second division. During his time there he made 14 appearances, mostly from the substitutes bench, scoring one goal, and Liverpool are keen to let him develop more in another loan move.

    The Reds are keen to send the 18-year-old to a club in Europe to help him secure a UK work permit, and despite interest from Hajduk Split in Croatia and Tondela in Portugal, as well as a number of clubs in Germany, it is understood that Nijmegen is his likely destination.

    The Eredivisie side are managed by Peter Hyballa, a German who was the U19s coach at Borussia Dortmund for three years while Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was in charge of the first team, helping in the development of Mario Gotze. He has also managed Bayer Leverkusen’s highly-rated youth side.

    Hyballa said, "I've worked with Jurgen Klopp. I was under 19's coach at Borussia Dortmund. We worked together very well. He's bigger than me. He has a little more experience and prizes."





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