Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi will make his Premier League debut for NOTTINGHAM FOREST when they travel to Newcastle United on Saturday, Futbalgalore.com.ng reports.

There seems to be unfinished business between the player and the England following his move to Liverpool. Back then he was just a boy but he now returns as a man.

Awoniyi left Liverpool without making a first-team appearance, largely due to work permit issues.

Having signed for Klopp’s side at 18, two years after lifting the 2013 U17 FIFA World Cup with Nigeria, the 6’1″ forward was immediately sent on loan to Bundesliga 2 outfit FSV Frankfurt. One goal in 13 league appearances followed, but FSV suffered relegation to the third tier that year, and Awoniyi spent the subsequent five seasons farmed out to NEC Nijmegen, Mouscron, Gent, Mainz and Union. He followed up a then career-best 21 goals in 47 outings for Mouscron with one in 12 Bundesliga games for Mainz and five in 21 during an injury-interrupted stint with Union, whom he joined on a permanent deal in summer 2021.

Awoniyi has developed his all-round game, having scored 15 goals in German Bundesliga last season. Nottingham Forest are certainly getting the complete package.

All eyes will be on the 24-year-old striker when he makes his debut for the Reds this weekend. The Unicorn and Imperial Soccer Academy product will play against Newcastle United on Sunday.

Having finally signed Awoniyi, Steve Cooper now has the responsibility of bringing the best out of the former Liverpool striker. The Reds boss has already indicated that he has big plans for Awoniyi.

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