Union Berlin of Germany striker, Taiwo Awoniyi has come out with a down-to-earth confession that his career has failed to take off as expected simply because he has been on loan from Liverpool of England severally, without being able to get a permanent stay with the English Premier League club.
Meegasportsarena.com gathered that, after enduring seven varying loan spells from The Reds, following the deal that took him to Anfield in 2015, the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup gold medalist confessed that he has not found the going smooth.
Although he appears to have finally settled down at hgis new base in Germany, where he played last season also on loan at SV Mainz, Awoniyi admitted he is now thinking of making a formal exit from Liverpool in order to finally b=out his career on solid footing.
He opened his goals account for the season with the opening strike in his side’s 2-1 victory over FC Cologne two weeks ago in the German Bundesliga, where he scored only once and in the second half of the campaign with Mainz, but Awoniyi is now looking to build his feat with Urs Fischer’s side.
The Berlin-based outfit are now sixth in the German top-flight and aim to enter the European qualification spots, which has provided a majestic target for the 23-year-old striker, who is now facing up to reality and says he has to leave Liverpool after failing to secure a British work permit since his arrival in 2015.
Since signing at Anfield, Awoniyi has had seven loan stints in Germany (thrice), Holland (once) and Belgium (twice) and, though he holds a strong ambition to play for The Reds, he is now holding second thoughts after another loan deal was agreed with Union Berlin in September.
Awoniyi told ESPN: “It is my dream to play for Liverpool. But me playing for Liverpool has to do with getting my work permit. Without it, there is no chance for me discussing about playing for Liverpool for now.
“This season was maybe a bit tough to make the decision because honestly, I was hoping to leave permanently. Liverpool have been great, they have been so supportive and we always talk with the director and every time, they tell me to be patient.
“But the reason I discussed something permanent this season was just that I felt most loans I have been to, have not really been the way I want it. I felt like it happens that way because the loan players get less of an advantage than the players of their own club. That was what made me think, okay, maybe it’s time to find a home with my family.”