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Liverpool set to earn £2.5m transfer boost on sale of striker thanks to Premier League rivals

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Liverpool set to earn £2.5m transfer boost on sale of striker thanks to Premier League rivals 1 Sportelo

Liverpool set to earn £2.5m transfer boost on sale of striker thanks to Premier League rivals

Liverpool could be set to earn at least £2.5million in the summer if their former forward Taiwo Awoniyi returns to the Premier League.

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The Nigeria international left the Reds at the end of last season after finalizing his nearly £6.5million loan deal to Union Berlin.

Awoniyi is yet to make a single senior appearance for Liverpool despite joining the club in 2015 as he was unable to gain a UK work permit.

However, now that he has featured on the international scene, his chances of acquiring a permit have been boosted.

The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to West Ham United, Southampton and Newcastle United could push for a move for the striker at the end of the season.

The Premier League trio are willing to pay as much as £25million for Awoniyi’s services, with some of that money heading to Anfield thanks to a clause in his contract.

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Liverpool set to earn £2.5m transfer boost on sale of striker thanks to Premier League rivals 2 Sportelo

Taiwo Awoniyi (Getty Images)

Liverpool negotiated a 10% sell-on clause with Berlin last summer and will reap the benefits if a bidding war ensues between the three Premier League clubs.

Liverpool spent £400,000 to sign Awoniyi initially, and re already in profit regarding the striker and the sell-on bonus would only boost their profit margin heading into the summer.

A few million is unlikely to be the difference between the Reds making a signing or not, but any sort of funds out of the blue will be a nice touch.

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