Taiwo Awoniyi appears to be like set to affix Nottingham Forest on this summer season switch window, however in line with Express journalist Ryan Taylor, two different Premier League sides have been in for the Nigerian striker this summer season.
Indeed, talking on his YouTube channel, Taylor shared what he is aware of about Awoniyi and the events that have been within the former Liverpool striker.
“Awoniyi has a very respectable goalscoring record, 15 goals in 31 league games and Liverpool have a sell-on clause. Forest, we’re expecting them to trigger his release clause, which is in the region of £16m,” Taylor mentioned.
“There are high hopes for the Nigerian who was also tracked by two other Premier League clubs who made enquiries regarding his release clause, but Forest have moved really quickly.”
Now, Taylor didn’t title the groups that have been within the combine for Awoniyi, however it might make the world of sense if Leeds United have been one of many eager sides.
Indeed, the Whites are presently determined for a brand new quantity 9. Patrick Bamford spent most of final season on the sidelines and except for the England worldwide, the Whites don’t have a recognised senior quantity 9 of their squad.
Awoniyi’s bodily attributes would make him a terrific match for Leeds’ high-pressing fashion. After all, he’s an extremely quick and robust quantity 9 who likes to run in behind, and as part of Jesse Marsch’s patented 4-2-2-2 system, he might be a terrific foil for both Patrick Bamford or Joe Gelhardt.
Speaking of Marsch, Awoniyi is a participant that the American will know very effectively. After all, it was his efficiency in opposition to RB Leipzig again in December that in the end led to the gaffer shedding his job in Leipzig.
With Awoniyi suiting Leeds’ fashion, taking part in effectively in entrance of Marsch and being obtainable for a modest payment, it might make a variety of sense if the Yorkshire membership have been one of many two thriller sides in for the striker.
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