By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Taiwo Awoniyi could be set to ply his trade in the Spanish La Liga following enquiries from two Spanish clubs, Atletico Madrid and Getafe.
But the U-23 Eagles star insists he will only go for a club willing to give him playing time.
Completesportsnigeria.com has exclusively scooped that Atleico, who won the league title in 2013/2014, and mid-table Getafe have expressed interest in the services of the forward.
Awoniyi reportedly has a pre-contract arrangement with Swedish side KK Kalmar but that has not dissuaded clubs from expressing interest in him.
Completesportsnigeria.com’s source who scouts for an agency based in Greece confirmed the readiness of the clubs to sign Awoniyi.
“There is interest in Taiwo Awoniyi in Spain but we need to get the permission of those managing his interests,” the source told completesportsnigeria.com.
“These are big clubs, one of them are really one of the biggest Spanish clubs while the other are not so big, plus yet another in England,” Ifeanyi Igwemjoku, who worked in brokering a deal for Taye Taiwo in Turkey which the former Eagles left back rebuffed due to the club being a second division side, told Completesportsnigeria.com.
Awoniyi himself told Completesportsnigeria exclusively: “My interest is to play regular football. Money is good but if I don’t get playing time now, that could be counter productive.
“I am pleased that offers are coming my way but I will not be in a hurry, God will direct me.”
Liverpool and Porto are also credited with an interest in Awoniyi.