Transfer News: Tottenham, West Ham told to pay €20 million for Paul Onuachu

Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United will have to fork out €20 million to secure the services of Paul Onuachu.

According to Calciomercato, KRC Genk have slapped a €20 million price tag on Paul Onuachu. The talented forward is currently one of the hottest properties in the Belgian market, thanks to his extraordinary performances in the Jupiler Pro League over the past couple of years.

Onuachu is mainly courted by two Premier League outfits Tottenham and West Ham. But the attacker is also on the radar of reigning Italian champions Inter Milan after firing in as many as 29 league goals in Belgium last season.

The forward has continued his performances in the new season as well, netting nine goals in ten league matches while racking up a total of 11 in all competitions, including one in the UEFA Europa League.

Onuachu was recently involved in Genk’s Europa League clash against West Ham on Thursday night. Although he wasn’t able to find the back of the net, it hasn’t deterred the Hammers from maintaining their interest in the Nigerian international, whose current contract at Genk expires in 2024.

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It is apparent that David Moyes is currently looking for a reliable strike partner for Michail Antonio. The same can be said for Tottenham Hotspur as well, with Nuno Espirito Santo reportedly scouting an attacker who can offer backup for Harry Kane during the second half of the campaign.

Onuachu fits the bill perfectly due to his imposing 2.01m frame that gives him a considerable advantage in headed and physical duels. It should serve him well in the physical nature of the Premier League, as he looks to take the next step in his career.

A fee of just €20 million is unlikely to faze these two English clubs either. But it remains to be seen as to how much the involvement of Inter Milan in this transfer pursuit affect their hopes of landing the player.

The Nerazzurri certainly have more pedigree and prestige as a club, and with Edin Dzeko already in the final phase of his career, Onuachu may actually be given an ideal opportunity to become the first-choice striker for the Italian giants, especially if he manages to maintain his performances in Serie A.

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