Paul Onuachu wanted to join West Ham from Genk in the summer according to a report from Voetbal Belgie.

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And now the giant striker could come back to haunt the Hammers.

West Ham face Genk in the Europa League on October 21st at the London Stadium and November 4th at the Cegeka Arena.

The Hammers kicked off their European campaign with a brilliant win away at Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday night whilst Genk beat Rapid Vienna away from home.

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Paul Onuachu wanted to join West Ham and now he could haunt David Moyes (Photo by Herman Dingler/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

The back-to-back ties between the two sides on weeks three and four of the competition could end up deciding who wins the group.

And Genk have one man in particular who the East London outfit need to be wary of.

Paul Onuachu wanted to join West Ham and now he could haunt Moyes

The 27-year-old Nigerian was on the Hammers’ radar throughout the summer transfer window but the club’s owners refused to meet his £25 million price-tag (All Nigeria Soccer).

And Moyes may well live to regret that decision.

 

The Scot has got pretty much every transfer decision spot on since returning to the London Stadium. Perhaps missing out on Onuachu is the only one he got wrong. It could be argued that is was GSB who stopped the transfer from happening, however. We will never know.

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Paul Onuachu in action for Genk (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

One thing’s for sure though. Onuachu could return to haunt West Ham during our two Europa League games.

The Genk hitman was on fire last season racking up 29 goals in 33 League games. He has a fairly impressive career record as well with 129 goals in 272 appearances to his name (Transfermarkt).

He’s made a fine start to this season as well with five goals in nine games to his name.

The 13-capped Nigeria international is an absolute giant. Standing at 6ft 7in tall, Paul Onuachu is understandably an absolute menace in the air. That aerial ability may well cause the Hammers all sorts of problems.

Let’s hope that Moyes doesn’t live to regret not signing the giant Genk ace.

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If we play to our strengths we should be just fine against Genk. Onuachu will undoubtedly be a real handful though.

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