International media reports have revealed that Austrian Bundesliga club Red Bull Salzburg, has leapfrogged Manchester United, Esperance and Porto in the race for Nigerian youngster, Taiwo Awoniyi.
However, the future of the highly sought after Flying Eagles striker will be decided after the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has delayed making any decision with regard to his ownership rights so he doesn’t get distracted before the tournament in New Zealand.
Nonetheless, the Red Bull Salzburg has started laying the groundwork for a bid for the United Academy product in the summer.
According to reliable sources, the Red Bull Arena outfit are preparing a 650,000 Euros bid for the services of Taiwo Awoniyi, and if the commission paid to intermediaries is added, that figure could rise to €1 million.
A representative of Red Bull Salzburg and the attacker’s agent will travel to Germany in the coming days to work out terms with the Nigerian, with the player expected to agree to a four-year deal if all pan out well.