The newly-promoted Premier League club completed the signing of the Nigeria international in the early hours of Saturday
Nottingham Forest fans have warmed up to Super Eagles forward Taiwo Awoniyi after the club announced the signing of the 24-year-old on Saturday, June 25.
Awoniyi completed a club-record €20.5 million switch from German Bundesliga side Union Berlin to draw out enthusiastic responses from a section of the Nottingham Forest supporter base.
Having gained promotion from the Championship last term, the Reds’ primary goal will be to retain their Premier League status at the end of next season.
A lot of that survival hopes will be placed on the goalscoring boots of Awoniyi, who has shown he is not shy of shouldering such enormous responsibility.
The former Liverpool signing was the main man for Union Berlin last campaign and will be full of confidence as he makes his Premier League bow.
Giving a hint of what to expect of Awoniyi, Nottingham Forest announced his arrival at the club with a video clip on their Twitter page showing some of Awoniyi’s goals for the Iron Ones.
And the fans adored the Nigerian forward, with one tagging him a ‘class signing, and another calling him the Nigerian Harry Kane in reference to Tottenham’s prolific English striker.
Here are some of their tweets welcoming Awoniyi to the club.
He's a class signing mate……— Nottingham Forest (P) (@TrojanFan1969) June 25, 2022
Taiwo the Tank pic.twitter.com/sri5g1Mwvt— Alex Chapman (@itsalexchapman) June 25, 2022
Everyone been saying they think it’s started to sink in. I just had my moment. When you can beat Dortmund to sign a player you know something has definitely changed.— Nick Fletcher (@BarnacleRed) June 25, 2022
Alexa, play free from desire
He will score against Man U. Pin This tweet— Black Bruce Wayne (@freshnificent_) June 25, 2022
Welcome to Nottingham Forest!— Simpsons NFFC (@SimpsonsNffc) June 25, 2022
My lord. He’s beautiful— harry pownall (@HarryPo456) June 25, 2022
A one-time Liverpool signing, Awoniyi was on the books of the Anfield giants for six years but did not make a single official appearance for the senior team before leaving for Berlin last year.
The striker reportedly snubbed Borussia Dortmund to seal a dream move back to the Premier League.