By Emmanuel Adeleke
Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Nigerian striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, from German football club, Union Berlin, for a club record fee.
The 24-year-old joined newly promoted Forest on a five-year contract for a reported £17.5 million.
Awoniyi scored 20 goals in 43 matches across all competitions last season and becomes Nottingham Forest’s first signing since gaining promotion back to the Premier League.
Speaking on his move, Awoniyi said: “It’s always been my dream to play in the Premier League
“Having spoken to Steve Cooper (Nottingham Forest manager) about our ambitions and looking at Forest, with its great history, it’s a club that I want to be part of.”
Awoniyi joined Union Berlin on a permanent deal in July 2021 from Liverpool, where he started his career.
He did not make any first team appearances for Liverpool after signing for the club in 2015 and spent the majority of his six years with the Merseyside side out on loan.