Tottenham eyeing Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu
In the modern world of football, the transfer season lasts year-round. While the literal transfers of players take place in the summer and winter windows, rumors, speculation and even concrete agreements can happen any time.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Tottenham are eyeing Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu.
The Nigeria international was signed by KRC Genk in August 2019 from Midtjylland for a fee of 6 million euros. The 27-year-old has a contract until 2024 with the club.
The centre-forward has banged in 11 goals in 17 matches this term on all fronts.
The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-forwards in Nigeria. Onuachu has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 3 goals in 15 senior appearances for the Nigeria national team.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Adding a centre-forward remains Tottenham’s top priority this winter and Fabio Paratici will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
The report claims that Tottenham managing director of football has extensively scouted Onuachu and is considering a move for the centre-forward.
The Spurs are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The Nigeria international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Premier League side.
Paul Onuachu has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Tottenham are being linked with KRC Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu. The towering Nigeria international is being linked with Spurs as a potential replacement for Harry Kane. Voetbal24 says should Kane leave Tottenham, they already have Onuachu have on a shortlist of replacements under consideration. While he was blocked from leaving for Manchester City last summer, England international Kane could yet see him depart – and as early as January. Along with Spurs, Onuachu is also attracting interest from West Ham and Southampton.”
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KRC Genk are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the centre-forward, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Tottenham might have to pay over the odds to sign the centre-forward.
Good signing for Tottenham?
Paul Onuachu stands as an excellent option for Tottenham.
A centre-forward of Paul Onuachu’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Tottenham squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Santo’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.
The Spurs fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
How strong that interest is and whether Tottenham will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.