Paul Onuachu transfer to Man Utd being considered

Paul Onuachu
Paul Onuachu

Paul Onuachu, a star for Genk, is apparently being watched by Manchester United as manager Erik ten Hag looks for a new center forward acquisition

Paul Onuachu
Paul Onuachu

The former Ajax manager is reportedly a fan of the Nigerian international, yet it appears that the Old Trafford management is divided on whether to approach him about a possible transfer

The towering 28-year-old is said to be “financially accessible” for the Red Devils this month, according to the source, who are apparently looking at inexpensive solutions to cover Cristiano Ronaldo’s striking hole

The article continues by saying that because the striker’s current contract in Belgium expires in just 18 months, United might be able to negotiate a trade for around €25 million (£22 million), while Aston Villa, West Ham United, and Everton are also mentioned as prospective suitors

Haller who follows Ten Hag

Despite not having a very well-known name, Onuachu has been quite productive for the Belgian club recently, demonstrating his “insane” skill, according to teammate Rasmus Carstensen

In just 130 appearances for the Pro League team, the towering striker has amassed an absurd score of 83 goals and 10 assists, including an incredible haul of 15 goals in just 18 games on all fronts thus far this season

The former FC Midtjylland player has scored 162 goals in 325 games for his club altogether, establishing himself as something of a “goal king,” in the words of former Wimbledon player John Fashanu


The 16-cap menace would not only be a potent addition in the closing third but would also offer Ten Hag’s apparent need for a real offensive focal point thanks to his remarkable 6 foot 7 frame

Recent rumors about United’s 6’6″ hotshot Wout Weghorst seem to suggest that the 52-year-old is looking for a more physically dominant player to lead the line, providing a different option from the current number-nine option of Anthony Martial

Sebastian Haller, an Ivory Coast international, excelled in that lone center-forward position during Ten Hag’s last spell in Amsterdam. Ten Hag may be hoping to have similar success with Haller up front in Onuachu

After joining the Eredivisie team from West Ham in January 2021, the 6 foot 3 giant would score 47 goals and provide 16 assists in just 66 games, including 11 goals in just eight Champions League appearances for the team

Ten Hag demonstrated his tactical adaptability by switching back to a more conventional, out-and-out center-forward while still enjoying success, having won the league title in each of the last two seasons. Ten Hag had previously used Dusan Tadic in a false nine berth in the years prior to Haller’s arrival

The signing of Onuachu may enable the United manager to find his next Haller to spearhead the assault at the Theatre of Dreams. Having that focal point in the attacking line has obviously been successful in the past.


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