Sent on loan to Royal Excel Mouscron in January after a failed first half of the season at KAA Gent, Taiwo Awoniyi ended his campaign on Friday with 14 goals in 38 appearances, to which he added three assists.
Now expected to return to Liverpool towards the end of June, the Nigeria U23 international will need to decide with the Reds what happens next in the 21-year-old’s future.
If he can get a work permit, which seems unlikely following his interview with the BBC a while back, he might stick around England to try and fulfil his dream of playing at Anfield one day.
If he cannot, there have been strong suggestions he could seek a permanent exit from Liverpool, with clubs allegedly starting to line up for his services.
According to CompleteSports.com in his home country, Lazio in Serie A and Schalke 04 in Germany ‘will look to sign’ Awoniyi on a permanent transfer this summer.
No fee is mentioned, although the article relays claims from the German media that Liverpool will demand around £10m for the striker.
A fee affordable for both sides, and many others around Europe, for a youngster who scored 12 of his 14 goals from January onwards.