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According to Own Goal Nigeria, West Ham are leading the race to sign KRC Genk striker Paul Onuachu, who Arsenal are also tracking.

What’s the story?

Well, the 10-cap Nigeria international is a man in demand.

After a stunning 2020/21 season, in which he scored 35 goals in 41 appearances, that should come as no surprise.

Onuachu also provided five assists, meaning he registered 40 goal involvements in 41 appearances.

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Now, it seems as if West Ham are winning the race for his signature.

That is despite the fact his agent wants him to join Arsenal.

The 6ft 7in powerhouse is a big Gunners fan, and Mikel Arteta’s side are believed to be interested in his services.

Own Goal Nigeria believe KRC Genk want €20m (£17.2m) for Onuachu, with €15m (£12.9m) of that upfront and €5m (£4.3m) in add-ons.

However, West Ham see his value as something closer to €10m (£8.6m) rising to €15m (£12.9m) with add-ons.

Own Goal Nigeria believe the Irons will submit a bid soon.

Whatever happens, West Ham need a striker

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Whoever West Ham sign this summer, they simply have to get a striker.

David Moyes leads the east Londoners into the 2021/22 season knowing the games will come thick and fast, with Europa League football to come.

As a result, the Hammers simply cannot rely on Michail Antonio, and his troublesome hamstrings, to play every week.

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In Onuachu, Moyes seems to have found a frontman who’s perfect for the Premier League.

The 27-year-old is an impressive physical specimen, who bullied defenders in the air last season.

Hopefully, West Ham can move this one over the line soon, so Onuachu can get a proper pre-season under his belt.

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