Taiwo Awoniyi ‘set to complete medical at Nottingham Forest ahead of club record £17.5m transfer’

Taiwo Awoniyi ‘is set to undergo a medical at Nottingham Forest ahead of a club-record £17.5m transfer – and the Nigerian striker has already said goodbye to his Union Berlin team-mates’

  • Taiwo Awoniyi is reportedly set to undergo a medical at Nottingham Forest
  • The Nigerian star is reportedly close to a £17.5m move to the promoted side
  • Union Berlin striker Awoniyi reportedly says goodbye to his teammates
  • Steve Cooper’s new boys in the Premier League set to trigger his release clause

Taiwo Awoniyi has said goodbye to his Union Berlin team-mates ahead of a £17.5m move to Nottingham Forest, according to reports in Germany.

The Nigerian striker is reportedly set to break the club record to the Premier League’s new boys, who were promoted from the Championship via the play-offs.

Steve Cooper’s Forest has been linked with a big move for Bundesliga star Awoniyi, 24, with reports indicating he will soon undergo his medical with the East Midlands side.

BZ Berlin said he said goodbye and left the training ground with a suitcase at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday.

Striker Taiwo Awoniyi (second from left) reportedly said goodbye to his Union Berlin teammates

The Nigerian star is set to complete a record £17.5million move to Nottingham Forest

The Nigerian star is set to complete a record £17.5million move to Nottingham Forest

After signing for Liverpool in the summer of 2015, he did not make a single appearance for the club in his six seasons at the club, with seven loans across Europe, due to work permit issues.

The former Reds striker spent the 2020-21 season on loan with Die Eisernen, before signing a permanent deal for £6.5m last summer.

Awoniyi went on to score 20 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions last campaign, catching the eye of several teams across Europe, including “two other Premier League clubs“, according to reports from journalist Ryan Taylor.

If the deal goes through, Awoniyi would likely step straight into the promoted team's starting XI.

If the deal goes through, Awoniyi would likely step straight into the promoted team’s starting XI.

The proposed £17.5m deal would give Liverpool a £1.75m windfall as they negotiated a 10% sell clause when they sold him to Union Berlin.

If the deal goes through, the four-cap international would likely step straight into the starting line-up.

Cooper only has veteran Lewis Grabban, 34, and Sam Surridge as a No.9 after Keinan Davis returned to Aston Villa from loan.

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