SV Mainz 05 of Germany new arrival, Taiwo Awoniyi says he is happy with the chance he now has to play in the German Bundesliga, which he disclosed is on of Europe’s top leagues that always excite him, megasportsarena.com reports.
Although many of his fans would feel disappointed that Awoniyi’s parent club, Liverpool of England loaned him for the sixth time, rather than take him into their mainframe at Anfield, the ex-youth international said he is thrilled with the move to Mainz.
After commencing training with his new teammates at Bruchweg on Thursday afternoon, the 21-year-old striker, who has previously spent time on loan at FSV Frankfurt of Germany, NEC Breda of Holland as well as KAA Gent and Royal Excel Mouscron of Belgium, said he is already excited with the prospects that lie ahead of him.
He enthused that he feels like he has returned back home, considering that Frankfurt was his first base abroad as a professional footballer back in 2016, but he played only in the lower division back then.
Mainz, who also formerly had the Nigerian duo of Anthony Ujah and Leon Aderemi Balogun on their cards, will now accord him the chance of starring in the Bundesliga for the first time, all through the 2019/20 season, and Awoniyi says he wants to fully justify his €500,000 loan fee.
The Ilorin-born Awoniyi, who scored 11 goals and got three assists in 16 appearances for Mouscron in the second half of last term, will step into the shoes of Ujah, who left Mainz for Union Berlin earlier this summer.
Awoniyi said: ”I am looking forward to my time at Mainz 05. The talks with those responsible were very good and I was warmly received by all of them here.
”The Bundesliga is one of the top European leagues and I am grateful that I am to prove myself here.”