Arsenal join race to sign Super Eagles striker who scored 35 goals for top European club last season

Arsenal join race to sign Super Eagles striker who scored 35 goals for top European club last season

  • Three Premier League clubs are jostling for the signature of Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu this summer
  • The Genk forward found the back of the net 35 times in all competition for his Belgian topflight and also won top prizes in the end
  • Arsenal have now joined West Ham and Watford in the race to land the Super Eagles attacker this window

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Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu has reportedly emerged as a top transfer target for Premier League outfit Arsenal this summer.

The 27-year-old striker who won the golden boot in Belgium last season for his goalscoring prowess has been linked with a number of top European clubs.

West Ham United were said to be leading the race for the forward's signature after his agent flew to London for discussions.

Arsenal set to sign Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu from
Paul Onuachu posing with his girlfriend after an impressive display for Genk last season. Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP
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Watford are also said to be interested in the Super Eagles attacker despite already capturing his compatriot Dennis Bonnaventure this summer.

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But Daily Post quoting The Athletic claim Arsenal have now jumped to the top of the list of teams eyeing the Super Eagles tall striker.

How much Arsenal plan to offer for Onuachu

The publication reports that the North London club is looking to offering a sum of €30 million for the Genk striker who also prefers the Emirates Stadium as his next destination.

However, the Gunners will have to offload Academy graduate Eddie Nketiah in a bid to create space for Onuachu, who netted 35 goals in Belgium this past season.

The forward has scored three goals in 13 appearances for Nigeria since he made his national team debut on 26 March 2019 - scoring an early goal in a friendly game against Egypt.

Watford FC show interest in Nigerian striker Onuach

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League club Watford are on the trail of Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu who impressed for his Belgian side Genk last season.

Soccernet also reports that about four Nigerians are on the radar of the English club, but they seem to have other players in mind.

English outlet The Athletic claims Onuachu is one of the players in the club’s transfer list during the summer transfer window ahead of the forthcoming season.

Source: Legit

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