Nottingham Forest signed Taiwo Awoniyi for £17 million from Union Berlin at the weekend. Prior to his signing, a video has emerged that will be sure to delight the club’s supporters.

The Reds smashed their record transfer fee to land the striker. The deal eclipses the £13 million that Forest paid Benfica to sign Joao Carvalho in 2018.

Awoniyi comes to the City Ground on the back of a brilliant campaign. He scored 20 goals last season as Berlin secured a place in next season’s Europa League.

Awoniyi signed for Forest
Photo; Daniel Kopatsch; Bundesliga; Bundesliga Collection; Getty Images)

Awoniyi was on the books at Liverpool. A work permit proved difficult to obtain though and he spent six different spells away from Anfield out on loan.

Last summer, Jurgen Klopp decided enough was enough. He chose not to stand in Awoniyi’s way any longer and opted to sell him to Union Berlin in a permanent deal.

The German boss remains a huge admirer of the uncompromising striker. With that in mind, he could find himself monitoring the new Forest striker’s form very closely during 2022/23.

Awoniyi will be desperate to get a Premier League chance. He’s thought to have rejected RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund to grasp the chance at Forest.

Awoniyi signed for Forest and it all got a bit too much

Speaking in his first interview since becoming a Forest player, the striker seems like a decent bloke. He spoke well and clearly, he seems excited to sign for the Reds.

A video emerged from Goal journalist Ojora Babtunde and Forest fans should absolutely love the raw emotion on display.

The footage showcases just how much this move means to Awoniyi. Shortly before putting his signature on his Forest contract, the Nigerian appears to be having a little teary moment.

Naturally, he’s wanted to play in England for a long time. He must have thought he’d get the chance at Liverpool yet that was cruelly taken away from him.

The 24-year-old has the ability to petrify defenders. The hope will be that he can settle quickly and begin firing Forest to glory during their maiden campaign back in the Premier League.

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