Liverpool could sell Taiwo Awoniyi in the summer, with the Reds planning to recoup £10m for the teenager, according to the newspaper Liverpool Echo.

The Nigerian forward has been not able to play for Jurgen Klopp’s side due to work permit problems.

He was purchased from the Imperial Academy in his native Nigeria back in 2015 but has not taken his senior-team bow due to permit complications.

The Bundesliga outfit Schalke are interested in acquiring the services of the Under-23s player.

Since arriving at the Reds he has been out on loan numerous times, featuring for Royal Mouscron, FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen and KAA Gent.

This campaign he has netted 12 goals in 37 appearances during his second spell with Royal Mouscron.

Considering he has not played for the Anfield outfit, getting £10m for him would be considered as a very good business.

However, It remains to be seen whether or not the interested German club will be prepared to cough up such a sum.

Receiving the aforementioned fee for Awoniyi will represent a great piece of business for the Reds.

The teenager is not at the required level to make an impression in the main team, with or without a work permit. Offloading the star seems like the only viable variant this summer.

Banking £10m would be perfect for Liverpool, whilst the star would benefit from kick-starting his professional career elsewhere.

Taiwo has proved that he can net goals during his various loan stints. The time to depart Anfield permanently looks like being in summer.