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New Premier League comers, Nottingham Forest have signed Nigeria forward Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin for a club-record fee in the region of £17.5m.


Awoniyi has been terrific for Union Berlin in the last couple of seasons and particularly last season, as he became their top goalscorer of all time in the top flight.


The 24-year-old scored 20 goals in all competitions for Union Berlin and helped them qualified for the Europa League at the end of the season for the first time since 2001-02.

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.


“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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