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West Ham leading race to sign Paul Onuachu - report

West Ham are allegedly leading the race to sign Genk hitman Paul Onuachu according to a report from according to Voetbal Primeur.

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Negotiations are said to be ongoing but still a long way off from being concluded.

Hammers boss David Moyes is desperate to sign a new centre-forward this summer.

Michail Antonio is currently the only recognised striker at the London Stadium.

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Genk ace Onuachu would be an excellent addition for West Ham. And it seems as though the Hammers are in pole position to sign the 27-year-old.

West Ham leading Onuachu race

That’s according to Voetbal Primeur who claims that the East London outfit are deep in discussions with Genk about signing the Nigeria international.

Onuachu seems to have all of the attributes needed to succeed at the London Stadium.

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 124 goals in 263 appearances to his name (Transfermarkt).

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Potential bargain

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 suits West Ham’s style of play perfectly what with the onus Moyes places upon set-pieces.

Onuachu could be available for just £17 million this summer according to a report from Own Goal Nigeria.

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That sounds like sensational value.

Hopefully the West Ham owners manage to get this one wrapped up this summer. There really is no reason why they shouldn’t be able to get it done.

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