Report: Aston Villa, Leicester, Southampton want FC Midtjylland striker Paul Onuachu

Aston Villa, Leicester, Southampton and Chelsea are all interested in Paul Onuachu.

Aston Villa, Leicester, Southampton and Chelsea are keen on Paul Onuachu, Tipsbladet reports.

The Danish media outlet claims that the FC Midtjylland striker has been scouted this season, with plans to sign him in the summer transfer window.

There are no indications as to an asking price that will be required to bring the 21-year-old Nigerian to the Premier League, but Aston Villa, Leicester, Southampton and Chelsea clearly believe that the youngster has shown enough potential to be a future star in England.

Who is Paul Onuachu?

The 21-year-old striker started his career with FC Ebedei in his homeland of Nigeria, before signing for Midtjylland in the summer of 2012. He has played 49 times for the club, scoring eight goals, and also spent an eight game loan spell with fellow Danish side Vejle Boldklub - netting five times in 13 games.

A tall and powerful forward - Onuachu is 2.01 metres tall - he rose to prominence last week when he scored the winning goal against Manchester United in the Europa League knock-out stages.

Beating off a challenge from Juan Mata, Onuachu curled a lovely finish along the ground past Sergio Romero, netting his fifth goal of the season.

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