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Awoniyi joins Nottingham Forest on five-year contract

Premier League new boys, Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Nigerian international Taiwo Awoniyi on a five-year contract.

Awoniyi, who arrived The City Ground for a club record fee joined from Bundesliga outfit Union Berlin.

The striker is Forest’s first signing since last month’s promotion to the Premier League.

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

I’m very excited to be here at Nottingham Forest,” Awoniyi told the club’s website.

“It’s always been my dream to play in the Premier League and having spoken to Steve Cooper about our ambitions and looking at Forest, with its great history, it’s a club that I want to be part of.”

Head Coach Steve Cooper added: “There’s been a lot of interest in Taiwo from other Premier League clubs, and other clubs across Europe, so we’re delighted that he’s chosen Nottingham Forest.

“Our recruitment and coaching teams have been monitoring his progress closely over the last few months. He’s a player who we really believe in and we look forward to him going on to fulfil his potential and become a top Premier League striker with Nottingham Forest.”

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