CSKA Moscow have made an enquiry for young Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi, according to a report from The Liverpool Echo this afternoon.
Inability to secure a work permit has prevented Awoniyi from ever making an apperance for the Reds, although he enjoyed a successful loan spell with Belgian side Mouscron in the second-half of last season, where he scored 11 goals and notched 3 assists in 16 outings.
Although Liverpool are open to another loan move, with sides from France and Belgium keen, CSKA have enquired about a permanent move, with Liverpool setting an astonishing asking price for his services: £15m.
Considering Awoniyi has never featured for Liverpool, to get £15m would be very shrewd business and fans understandably took to Twitter to praise transfer guru Michael Edwards in the instance a deal came to fruition:
Having previously secured £20m for Dominic Solanke, £15m for Jordon Ibe, recouping £32m for Christian Benteke and the intricacies of the £142m transfer of Coutinho, receiving £15m for someone who has never managed an appearance for Liverpool could top the lot.
With Awoniyi unlikely to have a long-term future at Liverpool, a move away is probably best for both parties, especially for such a high fee.