After West Ham United boss David Moyes reportedly told club chiefs to sign him in the summer, an official update has now dropped involving Genk striker Paul Onuachu.
The Lowdown: Moyes in West Ham summer plea…
The Hammers were consistently linked to Onuachu as a main striking target over the summer and talks were apparently held with his agent (OwnGoalNigeria).
Now, an official update has dropped in regards to Onuachu and his future in Belgium.
The Latest: Onuachu signs new deal…
As officially announced by Genk, the towering striker has put pen to paper on a new contract until 2024 – arguably making it more tricky for interested clubs to snap a bargain.
Onuachu has signed a one-year extension after his previous deal was due to expire in 2023, gifting the Jupiler Pro League side a big boost as they look to keep hold of their talismanic star or sell for a handsome profit.
This news could hand them plenty of leeway in possible future negotiations if they do indeed receive offers.
The Verdict: Big blow for West Ham?
On paper, Onuachu appears to be exactly what West Ham need in regards to a Michail Antonio alternative – a powerful, prolific, out-and-out centre-forward.
The 6 foot 6 monster bagged 35 goals for Genk in all competitions last term and has shown no sign of slowing down so far in 2021/2022 – already scoring six in eight appearances (Transfermarkt).
Labelled a ‘goal king’ by former England international John Fashanu (Punch) having bagged an impressive 130 strikes in 275 career games, it is safe to say that this news could come as a blow for West Ham and Moyes’ hopes of signing Onuachu.
In other news: West Ham source: GSB could now make move to sign ‘absolutely immense’ player for Moyes, find out more here.
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