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Wolves: Old Gold keen on Paul Onuachu

Wolves: Old Gold keen on Paul Onuachu -Premier League News

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in signing Genk striker Paul Onuachu, according to PUNCH Sports Extra

The lowdown: Career so far

Signed by Danish outfit FC Midtjylland in 2012, the Nigeria international moved to Genk in 2019 for £5m (Goal), having directly contributed to 97 goals in 181 outings in Denmark.

The 28-year-old has gone from strength to strength in Belgium and finished the 2020/21 campaign as the top scorer in the Jupiler Pro League with 33 goals in 38 top-flight appearances.

Previously a suggested target for West Ham and Brighton, Onuachu is now appearing on the radar of many clubs, including Wolves…

The latest: Wolves in Onuachu hunt

As per PUNCH Sports Extra, Lazio, Fiorentina, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Besiktas are all interested in the 16-cap Nigerian, along with the Old Gold.

It’s claimed that Onuachu is ‘expected to leave’ Genk this summer, and a ‘close source’ has informed the outlet that offers of around €18m (£15m) could make a transfer happen.

The report also states that the towering frontman – who was dubbed a ‘goal king’ by former England international John Fashanu – is ‘open to moving’ to the Premier League or La Liga.

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The verdict: Value for money

Currently holding a perceived market value of £15.3m (Transfermarkt), signing Onuachu for the mooted fee would represent impressive business from the Molineux hierarchy as the club look to add much-needed firepower to Bruno Lage’s squad.

The 6 foot 7 powerhouse scored 23 times and provided a further three assists in 43 appearances across all competitions last season, earning a 7.16 Sofascore rating.

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He won 5.5 duels and took 3.6 shots per game, coming out on top in 60% of his aerial duels (Sofascore), highlighting his prowess both in an attacking sense and in being able to win possession.

As misfiring striker Fabio Silva prepares to move on loan to Anderlecht, Onuachu represents a wholly viable option for the Old Gold in order to support Raul Jimenez and potentially even play alongside the Mexican to provide what could be a devastating partnership.


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