West Ham United remain in talks regarding a move to bring Paul Onuachu to the London Stadium this summer.
That’s according to a report by Belgian media outlet Voetbal Primeur (via Sport Witness), who claim that West Ham are still attempting to negotiate a deal for the Genk centre-forward, with the Jupiler Pro League side hoping to secure a club-record transfer fee for the sale of the 27-year-old.
The report added that a number of Premier League clubs are keeping a close eye on the situation of the Nigeria international ahead of a potential move in the summer transfer window, although the Hammers are still thought to be leading the race.
David Moyes is in desperate need of additions to his attacking arsenal at the London Stadium this summer, as the 58-year-old has only Michail Antonio as an option at centre-forward following the January sale of Sebastien Haller. Considering just how impressive Onuachu was for Genk last season, the 27-year-old would seem to be an excellent replacement for the Ivory Coast international in east London.
Indeed, over his 38 Jupiler Pro League appearances last term, the £18m-rated man scored a whopping 33 goals and created seven big chances for his teammates, as well as taking three shots and making 0.7 key passes per game.
The man the Belgian media dubbed an “excellent” striker also impressed over his three appearances in the Beker van Belgie, scoring a further two goals and providing one assist, taking his total haul for 2020/21 to an astonishing 35 goals and five assists (40 goal contributions).
As such, it would very much appear as if the signing of Onuachu this summer would not only serve to replace Haller’s spot in the West Ham attack, he also seems to have the ability to push Antonio for his starting place in Moyes’ XI next season. If the Hammers can get a deal over the line for the 27-year-old, it would be a fantastic piece of business from the club.