Speaking to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, via VoetbalKrant.com, West Ham United summer target Paul Onuachu has admitted he expected to move to a new club.
The Lowdown: West Ham enter summer talks…
Reports from Africa linking the Hammers to KRC Genk striker Onuachu were prevalent throughout the summer window.
Indeed, according to OwnGoalNigeria, his representative met with West Ham and other interested clubs in London for talks but no formal bid was launched for his signature.
Now, the prolific 27-year-old has made an admission on his failed summer move away from the Jupiler Pro League.
The Latest: Onuachu admits regret…
After these alleged West Ham talks and other links, Onuachu has opened up over being unable to secure a transfer in the summer window.
“I had expected to train at KRC Genk for a few more weeks after the holidays and then leave for a new club. It was waiting, waiting and waiting. In the end nothing came,” he explained to Het Laatste Nieuws (via VoetbalKrant.com).
“I can do nothing more to decorate a transfer. The football world is not always fair. I am still convinced that I could have made a nice transfer.
“In addition, many clubs are currently not having an easy time financially due to the corona pandemic.
“Have new agreements been made in the meantime? Genk will cooperate if an offer is made that all parties agree with.”
The Verdict: Return for West Ham?
While both the Irons and Onuachu could hold secret regrets over not completing a move, especially considering West Ham’s lack of back up to Michail Antonio, there have been reports suggesting they could reignite their interest in January.
After the Nigeria international signed a new deal, this may grant Rob Newman and co less wiggle room in negotiations but Onuachu’s goal record arguably points to a player worth investing in.
Indeed, he could be just the man West Ham need in January.
In other news: Newman gifted big boost in race to sign ‘outstanding’ star who is ‘very keen’ to join West Ham, find out more here.
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