Nottingham Forest Agrees Deal With Union Berlin For Taiwo Awoniyi
Newly promoted Premier League club Nottingham Forest have stepped up their preparations for the 2022/2023 season by securing the signing of Nigerian international Taiwo Awoniyi from German club Union Berlin.
Awoniyi has agreed to the transfer after Forest triggered his £17.5m release clause. The Super Eagles forward had a six-year spell at Liverpool until last July but did not make a first-team appearance and spent most of it abroad on loan. Liverpool will get 10% of the fee under the terms of his departure.
The Nigerian scored 20 goals and recorded 5 assist in 43 appearances in all competitions last campaign for Union Berlin, attracting the attention of several clubs around Europe.
Nottingham Forest have also completed the signing of goalkeeper Dean Henderson from Manchester United. Henderson is joining on loan for the season, with no option to buy, and the move is due to be completed once the 25-year-old returns from a holiday.
Henderson has Premier League experience with Sheffield United as well as Manchester United and will hope the move can push him back into England contention.