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Peter Crouch 2.0: Spurs eye Genk striker Paul Onuachu

Tottenham Hotspur could find themselves their next Peter Crouch with a January swoop for Paul Onuachu…

What’s the word?

According to the Daily Mail, the north Londoners are the latest club to be linked with a move for the prolific Genk talisman ahead of the winter window.

It’s thought that Premier League rivals West Ham and Southampton, as well as Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, have already made enquiries for the towering 6 foot 7 centre-forward.

The Belgian outfit are holding out for around £20m.

Would Paul Onuachu be a good signing for Spurs?





Crouch 2.0

Spurs are expected to seek attacking reinforcements at the turn of the year as Harry Kane not only needs a viable backup heading into the remainder of the season but potentially a strike partner too.

Onuachu would represent an intriguing option as he would offer Nuno Santo a completely different threat to what he currently has at his disposal and, quite frankly, what Spurs haven’t had in a very long time.

They have not had a genuine target man option in the squad in years, perhaps since Crouch last graced a Lilywhites shirt in 2011.

Despite being an absolute giant, the Nigeria international has regularly found the net for Genk, delivering 56 goals in 85 appearances, which equates to around a goal every 111 minutes, via Transfermarkt.

It’s no wonder former Wimbledon striker John Fashanu has previously lauded him as a “goal king”, whilst Alexander Scholz, Onuachu’s former teammate at FC Midtjylland, once claimed he was “impossible to beat” – hardly a surprise considering his physical qualities.

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Indeed, the frontman has averaged 3.6 aerial duels won per game in the Jupiler Pro League this season, further highlighting his unique ability, and it is something which only Lucas Moura (3.9) can better in Spurs’ current squad.

Kane sits lower with only 1.7 aerial battles won per league outing, via WhoScored.

On the above evidence, Lilywhites sporting director Fabio Paratici could well secure the north Londoners their next Crouch-like presence in the final third with a swoop for the £19.8m-rated colossus.

AND in other news, Forget Lo Celso: £27m-rated Spurs lightweight who lost 89% duels failed Nuno yet again

Article title: Peter Crouch 2.0: Spurs eye Genk striker Paul Onuachu

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