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.
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.
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.