According to a report by allnigeriasoccer.com, West Ham United manager David Moyes has now told club hierarchy to table an ‘official bid’ for colossal KRC Genk striker Paul Onuachu.
The Lowdown: Onuachu links emerge…
Claims coming out of Nigeria have emerged over this last week in regards to West Ham and a possible swoop for Super Eagles star Onuachu.
Indeed, allnigeriasoccer.com also recently claimed that West Ham are in a two-horse race to sign the 27-year-old alongside Premier League rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.
This comes amid Moyes’ continued search for a world class striker, which is said to be one of three main priority transfers for the Hammers this summer.
The Latest: Moyes tells chiefs to bid…
As per an update by allnigeriasoccer.com, Irons boss Moyes has now personally told club chiefs to get a deal done for Onuachu and has informed hierarchy to ‘table an official bid’ for the player.
Jupiler Pro League side Genk are resigned to losing their star forward this summer and it is believed that a bid of around £26 million could force the Belgian giants to cash in.
West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan is also an admirer of Onuachu but sceptical to give the green light.
The striker clinched a Golden Boot and Pro League Player of the Year for Genk over the 2020/2021 season and Moyes allegedly wants West Ham to make a bid.
Indeed, the Scotsman is said to be aware of interest from other clubs and eager to win the race for his signature.
The Verdict: Do not discount…
Amid financial uncertainty, with Moyes admitting himself that West Ham cannot afford £40m for fellow target Tammy Abraham, Onuachu could be a very fruitful alternative.
Standing at a towering 6 foot 6, the monster forward certainly has physical presence which could prove dangerous in the Premier League and 29 league goals over 20/21 is a stat that speaks for itself (Transfermarkt).
At nearly half the price of what Chelsea are demanding for Abraham, West Ham may benefit from casting their net far and wide across Europe as they leave no stone unturned in the striker search.
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