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According to Sport/Foot journalist Peter t’Kint, West Ham will hold talks over the signing of Paul Onuachu in a few weeks.

What’s the story?

Well, there was plenty of interest in Onuachu over the summer, and rightly so.

Voetbal Belgie claimed that West Ham were keen, but refused to meet KRC Genk’s £22m asking price after Onuachu netted 35 goals last term.

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This season, the 27-year-old has continued from where he left off, scoring 11 goals in 12 appearances across all competitions.

The Nigeria international’s fine form has kept West Ham interested, and t’Kint believes there will be a ‘showdown’ between the east Londoners and KRC Genk very soon.

He told Sport/Foot: “In a few weeks, after the international break, there will be a showdown with West Ham, we are looking forward to that with great anticipation. If Paul Onuachu also hands over his business card (to West Ham), he will be gone in January. Unfortunately.”

Very interesting, to say the least.

With only Michail Antonio to choose from in terms of out-and-out centre-forwards, David Moyes must find a new frontman soon.

Paul Onuachu could thrive at West Ham


Before you even watch Onuachu kick a ball, you instantly realise one thing – he’s quite the physical specimen.

The KRC Genk marksman stands at 6ft 7in, which is taller than most strikers in the Premier League, if not all of them.

According to WhoScored, West Ham deliver the fourth-most crosses per game in the Premier League with 24.

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With this in mind, you get the feeling that Onuachu could thrive with the Hammers at the London Stadium.

The likes of Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal are excellent crossers of the ball, so imagine how many headers the Nigerian could score in claret and blue.

Onuachu may not come cheap given his phenomenal campaign last season, but West Ham really need another striker to share the workload with Antonio – he’s worth spending big on.

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