A Super Eagles of Nigeria star player has joined a top premier league side on the final day of the January 2023 transfer window.
A Super Eagles of Nigeria star player has joined fellow compatriots Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Emmanuel Dennis and Joe Aribo in the premier league. Attacker Paul Onuachu joined fellow countryman Joe Aribo at Southampton from Belgian side Genk.
In an official statement, Southampton confirmed the move of the 28-year-old, who has scored over 15 goals in just 22 appearances for Genk this season. Southampton revealed:
Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce it has completed the signing of striker Paul Onuachu from Belgian club KRC Genk, subject to a work permit and international clearance.
The 28-year-old joins from the Jupiler Pro League leaders on a contract until 2026, becoming the fifth signing of the month for Nathan Jones’s squad, after the transfers of Mislav Oršić, Charly Alcaraz and James Bree, as well as fellow deadline-day arrival Kamaldeen Sulemana.
Nigeria international Onuachu has been in magnificent form for Genk this season, with the 6ft 7in forward netting 17 goals in 22 appearances, making him the top scorer in the Belgian top-flight
Head coach of Southampton, Jones, in an interview, confirmed that he had chosen the Nigerian star for his quality in the attacking position. He stated:
“Paul is a significant signing for us and completes what has been an extremely positive month in terms of recruitment.
He’s a handful to play against, has got a tremendous record throughout his career and he’s also someone who brings great experience with him, so he’ll be a really positive addition to the squad.”
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