Taiwo has been excellent since joining Union Berlin from Liverpool on a permanent deal last year. Although, he had been loaned to six different clubs before making a permanent move to Berlin.
The Ilorin-born striker began his youth career with Imperial Soccer Academy before sealing a move to Liverpool in 2015. Awoniyi spent six years with Liverpool and never made any senior appearances for the senior team, of course, it would have been easy for the 24 years old with the satisfactory strikers Liverpool had made since 2015.
Awoniyi since 2021 has scored 25 goals and registered 9 assists for the German club, with 20 of those goals scored in the concluded campaign.
Awoniyi in his statement said, “I’m very excited to be here at Nottingham Forest,” said Awoniyi following his move to The City Ground. “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.
Head Coach Steve Cooper said: “There’s been a lot of interest in Taiwo from other Premier League clubs, and other clubs across Europe, so we’re delighted that he’s chosen, Nottingham Forest.
“Our recruitment and coaching teams have been monitoring his progress closely over the last few months. He’s a player who we really believe in, and we look forward to him going on to fulfil his potential and become a top Premier League striker with Nottingham Forest.”
Taiwo was part of the Super Eagles squad that represented Nigeria in the last edition of AFCON which Nigeria’s scandalously eliminated from the round of sixteen. He has made 4 appearances and has scored a goal in the Super Eagles colours. Although he’s yet to get an invitation from the current head coach of Nigeria, Jose Peseiro.
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