Taiwo Awoniyi signs for Premier League club

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Taiwo Awoniyi signs for Nottingham Forrest for a record fee from Union Berlin.

Nigeria striker Taiwo Awoniyi signs for Premier League club Nottingham Forest for a record club fee from Union Berlin.

Sportscliffs understands that the striker completes the move in a region of £17.5million – beating the previous record arrival set by Portuguese midfielder Joao Carvalho in 2018.

Liverpool will receive £1.75million from the deal due to a 10% sell-on clause negotiated in his move to Union Berlin in 2021.

Speaking to the club website, Awoniyi said: “I’m very excited to be here at Nottingham Forest.

“It’s always been my dream to play in the Premier League and having spoken to Steve Cooper about our ambitions and looking at Forest, with its great history, it’s a club that I want to be part of.”

The former Liverpool striker scored 15 goals to help his side punch above their weight in the Bundesliga last season and has chosen a move to the Premier League, despite interest from RB Leipzig.

The 24-year-old joined Liverpool in 2015 and had loan spells at six different clubs without making the breakthrough at Anfield.

Awoniyi becomes Forest’s first international signing since their promotion to the Premier League last month, as the club look to splash out in the summer transfer window.

Forest are thought to have at least £70m available to strengthen the squad this summer to help Steve Cooper establish them in the top flight, as they prepare to compete in the Premier League for the first time this century.



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