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Nottingham Forest raises asking price for Taiwo Awoniyi amid West Ham interest

Taiwo Awoniyi

Taiwo Awoniyi’s Asking Price raised. African footballers. Nottingham Forest have increased the price for striker Taiwo Awoniyi after Premier League club West Ham showed interest.

The new asking price is not confirmed but is expected to be more than the €24 million Forest paid Union Berlin. West Ham wants Awoniyi as one of three strikers and he is interested in the move. Chelsea is also rumored to be interested again after first inquiring about him in January.
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Awoniyi, 26, is valued at €28 million by Transfermarkt. He joined Nottingham Forest in July 2022 for €24 million and is under contract until June 2027. Despite an injury-hit season, he scored six goals. A transfer could greatly affect Nottingham Forest’s plans and finances with top clubs like West Ham and Chelsea interested.

More about Taiwo Awoniyi

Taiwo Micheal Awoniyi, born on 12 August 1997, is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a striker for Nottingham Forest in the Premier League and the Nigeria national team. Awoniyi has a twin sister named Kehinde. He married Taiwo Jesudun with traditional ceremonies in Kabba on 15 June 2018, followed by a formal wedding in Ilorin on 16 June. Awoniyi is a Christian.
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He represented Nigeria in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where he scored four goals and helped his team win the tournament. He also played in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup after winning the 2015 African U-20 Championship in Senegal. On 12 April 2015, Awoniyi scored twice in his debut for the Nigeria under-23 team against Zambia, securing their qualification for the 2015 All-Africa Games.

Awoniyi was part of Nigeria’s 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics. In late 2021, he was called up by Gernot Rohr for Nigeria’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, making his senior debut in a match against the Central African Republic, which Nigeria lost 1–0. He also played for Nigeria in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, scoring his only goal of the tournament in a 3–1 group stage victory over Sudan.