West Ham Revive Interest in Forest Striker

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West Ham United are reportedly back in the race to sign Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi, according to journalist Daniel Taylor in a Q&A with The Athletic.

The Hammers were keen on Awoniyi last summer but were unsuccessful. With a new manager at the helm in Julen Lopetegui, West Ham appear to have reignited their interest in the forward.

West Ham aren’t the only club interested in Awoniyi. Chelsea made a move for him in January, highlighting his potential.

While Awoniyi managed 6 goals in the 2023/24 season, injuries have hampered his value. Some reports suggest he might have been rushed back from injury last season, raising questions about managing his fitness.

Nottingham Forest themselves are facing a financial balancing act. They need funds to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. However, Awoniyi is a key player for them, and they are reluctant to sell him. Ideally, they would find a younger striker to complement their existing options.

West Ham’s next move hinges on Nottingham Forest’s decision. Will they be swayed by potential offers and financial pressures, or will they prioritise keeping Awoniyi in their squad?

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