Taiwo Awoniyi mentioned goodbye to his Union Berlin team-mates on Wednesday because the Premier League-bound striker prepares to develop into Nottingham Forest’s new file signing, in accordance with BZ Berlin.
If issues had labored out otherwise, maybe Awoniyi wouldn’t have needed to go away Liverpool with the intention to make his title on the massive stage.
It is not any secret that Jurgen Klopp held the younger Nigerian in very excessive regard. And, if it wasn’t for these pesky work allow issues, Awoniyi might have offered back-up to arguably world soccer’s most star-studded frontline at Anfield.
Then once more, it’s truthful to say £6 million to Union Berlin in the summertime of 2021 did Awoniyi’s growth the world of fine. A striker who would have been little greater than an additional in Liverpool’s all-star solid thrived in a number one function within the German capital, scoring 20 targets in all competitions throughout 2021/22.
15 of these got here within the Bundesliga. Only Erling Haaland, Christopher Nkunku, Anthony Modeste, Patrik Schick and (guess who?) Robert Lewandowski scored extra.
Nottingham Forest set to signal Taiwo Awoniyi
According to The Telegraph, Awoniyi is about to earn coupon-busting Union a cool £12 million revenue, with the 24-year-old on the verge of turning into the costliest acquisition in Nottingham Forest’s storied historical past.
After lacking pre-season medical exams on Tuesday, Awoniyi reportedly bid farewell to his Union team-mates this morning. What’s extra, he was conspicuous by his absence as Urs Fischer’s aspect took to the coaching pitch for the primary time because the finish of final season.
“I saw him,” says Fischer, who has guided unfancied Union into Europe in every of the final two campaigns. “But please don’t dig deeper now. I won’t say anything about that.”
There is not any assure that Awoniyi – even at £17.5 million – will nonetheless be Nottingham Forest’s file signing come September. Benfica need £30 million for Goncalo Ramos whereas Morgan Gibbs-White of Wolves will price a minimum of £20 million.
Dean Henderson is anticipated to reach on mortgage from Manchester United, although a deal for Moussa Niakhate seems in peril of collapse.
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