Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been officially signed by Nottingham Forest for a club-record sum of £17.5m
The Union Berlin attacker reportedly completed a transfer for over £17.5 million, breaking the previous mark established by Joao Carvalho, a Portuguese midfielder, in 2018.
Due to a 10% sell-on option stipulated in his move to Union Berlin in 2021, his former club, Liverpool, will get £1.75 million from the transaction.
I’m very delighted to be here at Nottingham Forest, Awoniyi stated in a statement to the team website on Saturday, June 25.
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“Playing in the Premier League has always been a dream of mine, and after talking to Steve Cooper about our goals and considering Forest, with its rich history, it’s a club that I want to be a part of.”
The former Liverpool striker chose to move to the Premier League despite interest from RB Leipzig, scoring 15 goals for Union Berlin in the Bundesliga previous season.
Before breaking through at Anfield, the 24-year-old joined Liverpool in 2015 and spent time on loan at six different organizations.
As the club looks to splash out during the summer transfer window, Awoniyi joins Forest as the club’s first foreign acquisition since their promotion to the Premier League last month.