Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi is being pursued for a permanent move this month, according to a report from 90min.

The 23-year-old is currently on loan at Bundesliga outfit Union Berlin but could soon be in line for a permanent move back in the UK as Scottish Premiership giants Celtic and Rangers lead the race for his signature (90min).

The report claimed that the Old Firm rivals are among a host of clubs interested in the striker, with a £5m-plus fee mooted as a likely asking price.

After making a strong start to the season scoring five top-flight goals, Awoniyi could possibly join Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard at Rangers as he looks to further boost his side’s crusade towards the Scottish title.

The 23-year-old was signed by the Reds back in 2015 but work permit problems have caused issues around getting him even close to Jurgen Klopp‘s first team plans.

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It seems, unfortunately, that Awoniyi’s Liverpool dream is unlikely to become a reality anytime soon.

When he signed, there could have been high hopes that he would soon become a major part of the Anfield setup, but the ongoing work permit issues and the Reds being in a far better place now than when he arrived means that his chance will likely never come.

After signing for £990,000 (Transfermarkt) and having had numerous loan spells to enhance his development, a fee upwards of £5m would at least see the club pocket a healthy profit.

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