Liverpool youngster Awoniyi looks set to join Celtic

After Glasgow Celtic were embarrassingly knocked out the UEFA Champions League in the second round of qualifies against Hungarian champions, Ferencvárosi TC, the Scottish champions have decided to strengthen their frontline.

Liverpool and Nigerian forward, Taiwo Awoniyi, has been earmarked by Neil Lennon as an adequate replacement for Odsonne Edouard, who has been rumoured to leave after the club’s failed European campaign.

The U23 Olympic Eagles international joined Liverpool in the summer of 2015, however, he’s become a regular loanee.

According to British publication, The Daily Star, the Bhoys are prepared to offer the Reds £9m after the 23-year-old spent loan spells at Mainz, Royal Excel Mouscron, Gent, NEC, and FSV Frankfurt.

Aowniyi’s best spell came during his time in Belgium, where he scored a total 22 goals and registered 10 assists in two separate spells while his most underwhelming campaign came at the end this season, scoring one goal although he suffered a horrific concussion once the Bundesliga returned in mid-June.