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Nottingham Forest Unveils Nigeria Striker Taiwo Awoniyi On £17.5m Deal

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Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been unveiled by new Premier League comers, Nottingham Forest who have signed the Nigerian international from Union Berlin for a club-record fee in the region of £17.5m.

Awoniyi was on great form for Bundesliga side Union Berlin who qualified for the UEFA Europa League as he became their top goalscorer of all time in the top flight with 20 goals in all competitions.

The UEFA Europa League qualification for the club was the first time since the 2001-02 season.

In August 2015, Awoniyi signed for Liverpool for a fee of around £400,000 but was immediately loaned out to German team FSV Frankfurt and made his debut for the side as a late substitute in a German Cup match against Hertha Berlin.

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“Nottingham Forest are delighted to confirm the signing of Nigerian international forward Taiwo Awoniyi for a club-record fee,” the club confirmed on their official website page.

Speaking on his move, Awoniyi explained why it was easy for him to switch to the City Ground.

He said: “I’m very excited to be here at Nottingham Forest,” Awoniyi told the same portal after being unveiled.

“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.”

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