Taiwo Awoniyi ‘set to complete medical at Nottingham Forest ahead of club-record £17.5million move’
Taiwo Awoniyi ‘will undergo a medical in Nottingham Forest ahead of a club record £17.5million – and the Nigerian striker has already parted ways with Union Berlin team-mates’
- Taiwo Awoniyi is reportedly ready to conduct a medical examination in Nottingham Forest
- The Nigerian star would move almost £17.5 million to the newly promoted side
- Union Berlin striker Awoniyi would have said goodbye to teammates
- Steve Cooper’s Premier League new lads are ready to activate his release clause
Taiwo Awoniyi has parted ways with his Union Berlin teammates ahead of a £17.5 million move to Nottingham Forest, according to reports in Germany.
The Nigerian striker is said to be ready for a club-record transfer to the new boys in the Premier League, who have been 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 stating he will soon undergo his medical check-up on the East Midlands side.
BZ Berlin stated that he said goodbye and left the training field at 10:05 am on Wednesday with a suitcase.
Striker Taiwo Awoniyi (second from left) has reportedly said goodbye to Union Berlin teammates
The Nigerian star is close to completing a club record £17.5million to Nottingham Forest
After signing for Liverpool in the summer of 2015, he failed to make one appearance for the club during his six seasons with the club, with seven loans across Europe, due to work permit issues.
The former Reds attacker was loaned to Die Eisernen for the 2020-21 season, before signing a permanent contract for £6.5million last summer.
Awoniyi went on to score 20 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions over the past campaign, attracting the attention of several clubs across Europe, including “two other Premier League clubs,” report journalist Ryan Taylor.
If the deal is done, Awoniyi would probably go straight into the starting eleven of the promoted side
The proposed £17.5m deal would give Liverpool a £1.75m windfall as they negotiated a 10 per cent resale clause when they sold him to Union Berlin.
Once the deal is done, the four-cap international would likely go straight into the starting grid.
Cooper has only veteran Lewis Grabban, 34, and Sam Surridge as the absolute number 9 after Keinan Davis returned to Aston Villa after his loan spell.