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West Ham and Southampton plan bids for Genk striker Paul Onuachu

West Ham United and Southampton are interested in KRC Genk striker Paul Onuachu.

Sport Mediaset via Fotboll Transfers reports the two Premier League clubs are targeting the big centre-forward for the January market.

He has scored eleven goals in 15 competitive matches this season.

And such form has West Ham and Southampton readying offers for Genk's consideration ahead of the winter transfer window.

The Hammers made enquiries about Onuachu last January.

Nigeria international Onuachu joined Genk in 2019 from Denmark's FC Midtjylland and has been on fire ever since making the move to the Jupiler League.

Onuachu is contracted to Genk until 2024. He has been in Europe since 2012, when FC Midtjylland first brought him to Denmark after being impressed by his form with their affiliate team in Nigeria, Ebedei.

The 26 year-old striker scored a stunning 35 goals in 41 games for Genk last season, while also producing five assists.


- updated October 19



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