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Awoniyi Set To Complete Medical At Nottingham Forest Ahead £17.5 Move

Awoniyi Set To Complete Medical At Nottingham Forest Ahead £17.5 Move

Taiwo Awoniyi is set to complete a medical at Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest ahead of his £17.5m move to the club.

Awoniyi is set to become Nottingham Forest’s first signing of the summer after Bundesliga side, Union Berlin agree to his transfer to the East Midlands club.

The 24-year-old registered 20 goals in 43 appearances across all competitions for Union Berlin last season.

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The striker was at the Capital club on Wednesday’s to say goodbye to his teammates.

Awoniyi is set to fulfil his wish of playing in the Premier League after failing to make a single appearance for Liverpool during his six year association with the Reds.

The Nigerian spent the 2020-21 season on loan with Union Berlin, before signing on a permanent deal for £6.5m last summer.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Childiomimi 2 years ago

    I am so happy for you Taiwo, may God make Nottingham Forest a home for you for the time being.

  • Senseless movement. Leaving a team that will play Europa for team that may be relegated at the end of the season.

  • I pray it is a good decision for you, Taiwo and I also hope this craze to play in the premier league will not affect our players negatively. Union Berlin has qualified for the Europa league next season, was number 5 in the bundesliga last season, you have a big opportunity to play in Europe and further showcase your skill yet you dumped them for a team who just gained promotion to the premier league without pedigree!

    Anyway good luck to you.

  • Abdul Handsy 2 years ago

    That Man is making a huge mistake in his career!

    His advisers are not doing justice to him at all…how could they advised him to demote a class when promotion is glaringly the easiest and perfect route… because your wife always wished to settle in London…what a wife!

    Awoniyi is doing his career a big harm! This is not a curse but a big harm!

  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    Let us be patient the season has not even started,it’s too early to know if it was a wrong decision moving to Forrest.
    For all i know the premiership is the most competitive league in the world.It has the most coverage,so our man will be on the limelight,should he have an improved season from that of the last,which is not impossible then it won’t be a wrong decision because teams in the top 6 will swamp on the big striker.

  • Shuma 2 years ago

    A lot of players are sabotaging themselves by wanting to play in the premier league. I would understand if the team is playing in a uefa competition. He left a team that was in the europa league and is now joining a team that got promoted, and lets be real, that may get relegated. 

    Im a big advocate for Awoniyi watching him play. In the game union against eintracht the commentator said about Awoniyi ” Union in front in the 17th minute thanks to some ruthless and muscular center forward play.” When you see him about to score, he fights off defenders, pushes them off, cant be easily brought down. He is physical and athletic. He doesn’t rush his shot, shoot in a haste when he sees the opposition coming like some players do. “Cough cough” Osimhen

    But this is neutral but mostly a bad move. Darwin Nunez didnt want to go to the premier league unless it was a top team, chose liverpool over man utd. Awoniyi let it be known he wanted to play in the premier league. Dennis left brugge for watford, and after one season the team got relegated again to the championship. A lot of buzz for Dennis to get picked up by west ham, villareal, everton, brentford, crystal palace and more. Forest may get relegated and the only good thing I could see from this is that teams have watched him play and would want him after one season with forest, thats why I said neutral. This is an investment because Awoniyi hasn’t been called up by the national team in a while, so the premier league is the stage for people to watch him. I can actually watch him more if he joins the premier league. When Dennis was scoring for watford he was getting called up, he left Germany because he said it was boring. Bundesliga is indeed boring being a one team league, having bayern dominate all the time. What I know is that analysts can hype a match like bayern vs dortmund, but it always leads to the same results of bayern winning. Out of the five leagues the teams that wanted Awoniyi that are in at least the uefa conference league is rb leipzig (champions league) and west ham (conference league) If Awoniyi does score in the premier league and reach at least his bundesliga high of 15 goals, he cant be ignored by other premier league clubs and the national team. Because if he doesnt get called up, I know it’s because of tribalism and or other personal reasons.

    Its not about going to a big club with rich history. There are big clubs that have won the champions league and went down. Hamburg in Germany are in the lower tier and have won the champions league. Its about which teams that are ready to compete now. This is a bad move. If forest goes down, he would have sabotaged his career just to play in the premier league. Even if he scores a lot of goals, the team is still championship level with championship defense. Teemu Pukki won golden boot in the efl and norwich still got relegated from the premier league. A lot of the se players are making dumb moves, moving backwards like joining turkish teams. Super eagles already take players who are in lower tiers in england like Etebo. Some players who are in lower tiers are actually effective like Ajayi who is on a terrible west brom team.

  • Respect is reciprocal 2 years ago

    We are yountalking as if Awo has a final say . The club sold him to make profit so what can he do , if he refuses to go they are going to frustrate him at the club and his refusal will be seen as sabotage. Do you think Awo doesn’t want to stay in the club he is used to than Going to a club that all will be new to him. All we need to do is to support him.
    Let’s stop talking about what we don’t know if the club doesn’t want him to go he won’t

  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    For me this is a LOW for AWONIYI..



    Where HE was or HE is, is BETTER than where HE is GOING…(all in the NAME of am PLAYING in the PREMIER LEAGUE)

    GUYS forget about the PAST ACHIEVEMENT of FOREST. football is about the CURRENT!!

    Some of these NEW CLUB are looking for who to HANG their BURDEN on..

    I mean the BURDEN of staying off RELEGATION, FIGHTING for EUROPEAN COMPETITION SPOT ETC… And so our DEAR AWONIYI will end up having to much on his SHOULDER and might FLOP..


    • Marvelous 2 years ago

      Na you see road pass. NF is just looking for a good player to hang their burden on. Boom!! Awoniyi fell for the trap. A team who is going to battle relegation is a no no. If Everton could battle relegation last season who is NF. At least West Ham, Tottenham, Arsenal, would have been OK if is a most to play in the premier league. If premier league is that good why is Real Madrid of Spain accommolating 14 or 15 champions league title and only Liverpool in England could get up to 6 or 7. A move to a good & stable team in Spanish league would have been OK. Dumping a reviewing Union Berlin who will be challenging for the European trophies for a promoted team is something am still thinking about.

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