After seven different loan spells, Taiwo Awoniyi moved from Liverpool to Union Berlin last season. But the best goalscorer in Köpenick is drawn back to the Premier League, and Union should collect a record sum.
Move to Nottingham: Union Berlin will probably lose their top scorer of the past season (20 goals in all competitions). Taiwo Awoniyi will join Premier League promoted Nottingham Forest. Several English media reported the deal as perfect on Monday afternoon, writes the “Bild”.
Short, compact, clear
High transfer fee for Union: The transfer fee for the offensive player will be around 20 million euros – that is a club record. Last year, the transfer of the 24-year-old from Liverpool FC was the most expensive purchase in the club’s history for a fee of 6.5 million euros. However, as Awoniyi’s training club, the Reds will also earn a proportion of the transfer fee.
“New dimensions”: Union managing director Oliver Ruhnert is very pleased with the money despite the emigration. “It’s a nice sum, I have to say. For us, that would be a departure into a whole new dimension,” he says at “DAZN”.