Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi officially has a better conversion rate this season than Harry Kane.

According to some statistics from Who Scored, the Forest man has propelled himself into the top 10 strikers in the Premier League based on his ruthlessness.

The Reds talisman has been a bit of a late bloomer this season but has now scored four goals in his last two games.

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Awoniyi sent Forest into a two-goal lead at home to Southampton and also scored a brace on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

The 25-year-old was the club’s first summer signing after winning promotion to the Premier League.

After scoring 15 goals in the Bundesliga last season, he was plucked from Union Berlin by the Reds for a fee of £17.5 million.

Awoniyi scored five goals in the first half of the campaign but injured his groin during a 1-0 win over Southampton in January.

That injury ruled him out of action for three months and Forest sorely missed his physical presence.

Awoniyi has returned with a bang though and his goals in recent weeks might just keep the Reds in the Premier League.

Forest star Awoniyi has a better conversion rate than Harry Kane

Clearly, the talented striker has some way to go in order to emulate Kane in terms of the number of goals he scores.

In reality, he will never be as good as Kane in that sense but right now he’s been more productive in front of goal than the Tottenham man.

Awoniyi Forest
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Awoniyi has a conversation rate of 24.2%, with Kane’s down at 22%, according to Who Scored.

Forest do have a wonderful player in the Nigerian striker. He’s not technically brilliant but boy is he strong in possession.

Next season could be a huge one for Awoniyi but first, he will hope to help Forest retain their status as a Premier League club.

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