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West Ham: Irons backed to land Paul Onuachu

West Ham: Irons backed to land Paul Onuachu -West Ham Transfer Rumours

West Ham United could sign Paul Onuachu off the back of their Europa League meeting with Genk, according to Sport/Foot journalist Peter t’Kint

The lowdown

West Ham are set to host Genk on Matchday Three of the group stages on 21 October.

Onuachu has been in devastating form to start the season, with nine goals in his first eight Jupiler Pro League matches.

According to Transfermarkt, only four forwards in the world have bagged more top-flight goals up to this point in 2021/22 (nine, with 11 in all competitions), while he also smashed in an incredible 35 strikes in 41 games last term.

The 27-year-old has three years left to run on his contract and his value is estimated at £18million.

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The latest

T’Kint, a Belgian reporter at Sport Magazine, was looking ahead to the clash at the London Stadium next month and reported that talks could take place between player and club.

Intriguingly, he writes that if Onuachu ‘hands over his business card’ when the sides meet 23 days from now, ‘he will be gone in January’.

This comes after extensive links in the summer, with David Moyes even specifically instructing GSB to sign the towering target man according to some claims from his homeland.

The verdict

The 6 foot 7 Onuachu will surely be looking to impress his prospective employers, while West Ham may take the opportunity to court him.

We shouldn’t forget that the Irons wanted to sign a striker during the summer transfer window. Moyes publicly stated that they were ‘short’ in that area and needed ‘cover’ for Michail Antonio, and his reported desire to bring in Onuachu suggests he will be keeping a close eye on him when the sides meet.

The Nigerian frontman has an immense strike record, and he could be the perfect alternate option to come in this January and allow Antonio to rest and rotate.

In other news, West Ham are apparently prepared to part with this valuable asset

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