Former Nottingham Forest ace Stan Collymore has said that club-record signing Taiwo Awoniyi remains a perfect bargain for Steve Cooper-tutored side.

He also tipped the Super Eagles to make his mark in the Premier League.

The Reds shelled out £17.5m to secure the services of the 24-year-old from Union Berlin and he became their first arrival of the summer as he put pen to paper on a five-year deal at the weekend.

It marked  a return to English football for Awoniyi, who began his professional career with Liverpool.

Collymore backed the former Golden Eaglets star to impress in the Garibaldi.

“I’m not a betting man – gambling’s one of the few vices I’ve never had, thankfully – but I do like Nottingham Forest’s punt on Union Berlin’s Taiwo Awoniyi,” Collymore noted in his column for the Sunday People.

“The Nigeria star has already had a taste of English football after signing for Liverpool in 2015, but was farmed out on loan to Germany and Belgium before finding a home in Berlin.

“At 24, after scoring 15 goals in 30 games last season, the time is now right for him to find a club at which he can shine and I can’t think of a better place to be the top man than at Forest. With his skill, pace, and confidence, he could prove to be a snip, even at £17.5million,” he added.

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