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Financial Rules may force Forest to sell Awoniyi

At the end of the summer, relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest may have to sell Nigerian international Taiwo Awoniyi in order to avoid another violation of the Premier League’s financial regulations.

For breaking the Profitability and Sustainability Rules of the Premier League, Forests was docked four points on Tuesday.

The Premier League claims that the landlords of City Ground acknowledged exceeding their allowed threshold of £61 million by £34.5 million in PSR violations.

The club are however are at risk of breaching financial rules again next season if they don’t sell one of their top stars in the summer and as such Awoniyi has been noted among one of the top players that the club co-owner Evangelos Marinakis could be forced to sell ahead of next season.

Awoniyi joined the Tricky Trees from Union Berlin for a club-record fee in region of £17.5m June 2022.

Since joining the Premier League club, he has become an important player for the club and one of the fans favourites.

Despite having his two seasons blighted by injury, the Nigerian forward remains Forest top scorer since joining the club, with 16 goals across the two campaigns.

So far this season, the 26-year-old has scored six goals, three short of Chris Wood, who is currently the club top scorer.

Premier League trio Newcastle, West Ham and Southampton have been linked with a move for the former Liverpool striker while FC Schalke 04 are also interested in the Super Eagles striker.

The four-point deduction has seen Forest dropped into the relegation zone to 18th position, one point behind Luton Town, who moved up to 17th, with nine games to play.

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