Nottingham Forest agree Taiwo Awoniyi transfer fee with Union Berlin

Nottingham Forest agree Taiwo Awoniyi transfer fee with Union Berlin


Taiwo Awoniyi of Union Berlin during RB Leipzig against FC Union Berlin, DFB-Pokal Semi-final at Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany on April 20, 2022.

Nottingham Forest have agreed a fee with Union Berlin for forward Taiwo Awoniyi ahead of their long-awaited return to the Premier League in 2022/23.

Forest are keen to invest after sealing promotion via the Championship play-offs and Awoniyi has proven himself at top flight level by netting 15 goals in the Bundesliga during the recently concluded 2021/22 campaign.

Only five players, including Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland, outscored Awoniyi over the course of the season and Union Berlin secured a fifth place finish, enough for entry directly into the Europa League group stage – their first time in the competition for 21 years.

Once a deal goes ahead, Football Flame understands that Liverpool will be entitled to a ‘significant’ sell-on fee. Awoniyi was under contract at Anfield until as recently as last summer when the Reds agreed a permanent transfer with Union Berlin at the end of a successful loan.

Awoniyi had joined Liverpool as a teenager in 2015 after previously turning out for Imperial Academy in his native Nigeria. But he never made a first-team appearance for the club and spent time on loan at six different clubs – including Union Berlin – in three countries.

Staying on the subject of Liverpool, Forest are seeking to sign Neco Williams from the Merseyside club this summer – Liverpool will allow a loan and they are hopeful of beating Fulham to a deal.


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