The Premier League-promoted club announced this on Saturday. Nottingham Forest have paid 20 million euros, equivalent to the player’s release clause, the most expensive amount in their history for an incoming transfer.
Last season, the 24-year-old compiled 20 goals and 5 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions for Union Berlin, helping the club finish 5th in the Bundesliga and thus qualify for the Europa League, a first for them. Berliners since the 2001-2002 season.
« I can’t wait to play at Nottingham Forest because my dream has always been to play in the Premier League. I want to be part of this historic club, » added the man who left his native Nigeria to join Liverpool in 2015. The player never played with the Reds first team, chaining successive loans to Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, Mouscron, La Gantoise, Mouscron again, Mainz and Union Berlin, before being definitively transferred there. one year old.
Awoniyi is Nottingham Forest’s first summer signing, returning to the Premier League for the first time since the 1998-99 season.