West Ham have been told to pay just £17 million for Genk hitman Paul Onuachu according to a report from The Athletic.

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David Moyes’s need for a new striker has now reached desperation levels.

The Hammers absolutely cannot head into the new season with Michail Antonio as their only centre-forward.

Paul Onuachu is a name who has regularly been linked with a move to West Ham over the past couple of months (Own Goal Nigeria).

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And now it seems like the Hammers know exactly what they need to do to sign him.

West Ham told Onuachu fee

The Athletic claims that the 27-year-old will set the Hammers back just £17 million.

It must be said, that would be a quite incredible bargain.

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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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.

£17 million seems like an absolute steal.

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West Ham cannot afford to hang around. GSB quite simply must wrap up a deal to sign Onuachu immediately. They wouldn’t regret it.

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