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Taiwo Awoniyi Seals Record Move To Nottingham Forest In A Major Twist


Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Union Berlin centre-forward Taiwo Awoniyi for a club-record £17.5 million contrary to earlier reports, Megasportsarena.com understands.

The Nigeria international has left Bundesliga side Union Berlin to become Forest’s first Premier League signing.

The 24-year-old has a release clause that the Reds are reported to be meeting as part of the process to bring the Nigeria international to the City Ground. It wouldn’t be Awoniyi’s first time in England, either.

Despite never making a competitive appearance, the striker spent six years at Liverpool but struggled to obtain a work permit meaning that action was limited to the club’s training ground in between seven separate loans away from the club across Europe.

Awoniyi’s move would result in fellow Premier League side Liverpool profiting from a £2million cash windfall.

The 24-year-old only left Anfield permanently under a year ago after previously spending seven separate loan spells away from the club after initially failing to be granted a work permit to play in the Premier League.

The last of those temporary transfers saw the striker return to Germany in 2020, having previously been on loan at Bundesliga side Mainz, with Union Berlin.

Awoniyi scored five goals in 22 appearances, which impressed Union enough to make the move permanent after agreeing a £6.5million fee with Liverpool. Since that switch, the Nigeria international scored another 20 goals this season, which has caught the eye of Forest.

When arriving in the German capital, a release clause of €20 million was apparently agreed. That roughly £17.5 million fee is what the Reds are reportedly paying as they capture the striker.

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