Taiwo Awoniyi is set to begin a new journey in the English Premier League with new boys Nottingham Forest and the towering attacker has bade Union Berlin goodbye, Megasportsarena.com reports.
In what is expected to hurt Union fans, Awoniyi (24) said his final goodbye to his teammates in the cabin on Wednesday morning.
The former Liverpool man left Alte Försterei at 1005 hours with a trolley case to his car, and left the Union premises as his teammates were in the dressing room preparing for their first joint training session of the pre-season.
He didn’t have to go through the usual performance test at the beginning of the season at the Irons before his departure.
The Nigerian is expected to sign the dotted lines with Forest before the end of this week after the exit clause of 20 million euros in his contract is sorted, he leaves the Irons after only two years.
Rumours have persisted for weeks about an imminent farewell of the most successful attacker in the history of the club, and the past season.
Awoniyi departs Union with 15 goals in 31 Bundesliga matches last season, not including the goals he also scored in the Conference League and the DFB Cup.
Union manager, Oliver Ruhnert believes the club made a good deal (three times the sum) from his sale following his 6.5 million euros transfer from Liverpool FC.