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Monaco Inch Closer To Signing Awoniyi

Agents reveals French principality as favoured destination for Nigerian youngster

Nigeria U20 striker Taiwo Awoniyi has moved closer to joining top French club AS Monaco after they tabled “a far better deal” than what Portuguese club FC Porto are willing to splash on the striker.

According to one of the agents working on Awoniyi’s transfer, Monaco are now in pole position to sign the highly-rated striker, who scored twice and provided two assists at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Awoniyi could have signed for Porto before the start of the U20 World Cup in May, but his representative and former international Seyi Olofinjana hedged on the deal. “Monaco have a far better deal than Porto proposed to Awoniyi and he is now most likely to take up this offer,” revealed a source, who did not want his name in print.

“Besides the fact that they have offered far more money than Porto, they have also assured that as soon as the player turns 18 in August, he will be on the first-team squad at Monaco.” The source further disclosed: “We are now very close to rapping up the deal for Awoniyi, just a few details and we will be through.”

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