West Ham are refusing to pay more than £15 million for Genk hitman Paul Onuachu according to a report from Own Goal Nigeria.
That’s £10 million short of the Belgian outfit’s £25 million valuation of the 27-year-old striker.
Hammers boss David Moyes is desperate to bolster his attacking ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
And Onuachu would have been the absolutely ideal addition for West Ham.
West Ham could regret not paying up for Onuachu
Own Goal Nigeria reckon that the Hammers are refusing to pay more than £15 million for the prolific centre-forward.
What a huge mistake that could end up being.
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).
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.
£25 million seems like a perfectly fair price to us. And if West Ham don’t pay up for the Genk ace it will be a real indication of the club’s owners’ ambition…or lack thereof.