€ 30m forward with 32 goals for Arsenal’s summer transfer
Posted On May 5, 2021
Genk striker Paul Onuachu has set his sights on a summer move to Arsenal, according to a report in Belgium.
Nigerian striker Onuachu, 26, has had a season to savor in the Belgian top flight. He has scored 29 goals in 33 Jupiler Pro League and has 32 goals and three assists in all competitions this season. The right-handed forward is certainly in the shape of his life and has apparently been aiming for a move to the Emirates.
Belgian outlet Football Belgium said the attacker “hopes to finish at Arsenal ”. And the report claims Genk may well be ready to sell the striker, who is under contract until 2024.
Onuachu signed from FC Midtjylland for € 6million in August 2019 and has steadily improved his goal production after 10 goals last season.
Genk is reportedly ready to cash and is hoping for a € 30million fee for the right-hander, who has 10 caps for Nigeria.
Arsenal may be looking for a striker this summer.
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Lacazette’s future doubt
There is a big question mark over Alexandre Lacazette’s future, as Eddie Nketiah’s contract expires in 2022. Neither is close to signing extensions with West Ham who would be very attached to the latter.
Lacazette’s contract in the Emirates also expires in the summer of 2022 and the forward admitted that talks have been strained.
Last month Lacazette said: “My plan is to win a trophy with the club this season and it would be easy for me to claim to have a contract extension.
“Everything is not only on my side, there is also the club, the manager. There are different things we need to think about.
“I don’t think this is a good time to talk about it.”
To complicate matters, the forward is also currently sidelined with a hamstring injury. He hasn’t played for the Gunners since limping in the draw with Fulham on April 18.
Mikel Arteta said Lacazette was unlikely to be involved against Villarreal on Thursday.
And speaking in April, Arteta said: “The situation with Laca will be settled this summer.
“I’m going to talk to him and just come up with a future we want and that’s it.
“Now I just want the players to be focused and only focused on performance and getting the most out of it for the team.”
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