According to Football Insider, Liverpool will profit by around £2 million on the sale of Taiwo Awoniyi to Nottingham Forest.
After triggering the £17.2 million release clause in his Union Berlin contract, the Premier League’s newcomers are putting the finishing touches on the signing of the former Anfield striker.
A recruitment source has told Sports Deputy that Awoniyi, 24, has agreed personal terms with Forest and begun the first stage of a medical.
There is a full agreement in principle and only legalities are remaining to complete before he joins Dean Henderson as the latest marquee signing heading to the City Ground.
Liverpool, Awoniyi’s previous team, will share in the transfer proceeds with Union Berlin.
Liverpool will collect £1.75 million from the sale because of a 10% sell-on clause in the 2021 transfer that sent him to the German club.
After scoring 15 Bundesliga goals to lead Union Berlin to a fifth-place finish last season, Awoniyi has been enticed back to a Premier League team.
During the 2021–22 season, he scored 20 goals across all competitions.
Before signing with Union Berlin in 2020, Awoniyi spent seven loan periods while on the books at Anfield, playing for teams in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Prior to joining permanently last summer, he initially joined the team on loan from Liverpool, netting five goals in 22 appearances during his first season.
Awoniyi now has four caps under his belt after his performance in Germany earned him full Nigerian International status.
On August 6, Forest plays Newcastle United at St. James’ Park to open their first Premier League season since 1998-1999.