West Brom have asked about Taiwo Awoniyi
Goal journalist Neil Jones claims West Brom are one of many clubs that have approached Liverpool with an enquiry about forward Taiwo Awoniyi.
The Baggies and fellow Championship side Stoke City and Bundesliga outfit Mainz have registered their interest in taking the Nigerian from Anfield.
Awoniyi has not made a single first-team appearance for the Reds and could be shipped out in this summer transfer window.
Jones said: “Decisions must be made over the likes of Sheyi Ojo, Ben Woodburn and Kamil Grabara, as well as Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi, who has finally qualified for a UK work permit, some six years after joining the Reds. Mainz, West Brom and Stoke are among those who have made enquiries there.”
Should West Brom go for Awoniyi?
The Reds signed the 23-year-old in the summer of 2015, and he has had to spend his time out on loan.
Some of his loans have included spells with Gent and Mainz and his most recent loan move was with Union Berlin, where he managed to score five goals, which isn’t a bad return.
However, is he what the Baggies need? It could be argued that due to his lack of experience in England, they should perhaps look for someone else.
If West Brom were to make a move for Awoniyi, though, it would be intriguing to see how Valerien Ismael would use him, given the Frenchman’s preference for a direct style of play [The Athletic].
Given Awoniyi’s lack of experience in England, surely it would be better for the Baggies to look elsewhere and allow one of Stoke or Mainz to sign him.
Albion surely want to be sealing promotion back to the Premier League this season, and Awoniyi might not be the man to help them do that.
In other West Brom news, Valerien Ismael meets two West Brom ‘legends’.