Atletico Madrid “contact” Genk for Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu

Reports in Spain claim Atletico Madrid are angling to bring young Genk striker Paul Onuachu to Wande Metropolitano to strenghten their attack.

According to Marca, the La Liga champions’ sporting director Andrea Berta is said to have contacted Genk in the club’s bid to commence the process of acquiring the services of the Nigerian.

The 27-year-old is averaging a goal a game so far, with nine to his name after nine appearances.

The tall striker – 2.01 metres/6’7” – enjoyed a similarly impressive campaign last term, scoring 35 goals over the course of 2020/21.

Atleti have to consider the timing of any signing they make in attack. They might make a move for him in January to add another option, or they could hold off until next summer. At the moment, Luis Suarez is the only clinical finisher at the club.

His price tag of around 20 million euros is one that Atletico can afford and is seen as reasonable, with the club having watched him closely enough to be confident he would improve their side.

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