Atletico Madrid eyeing move for Genk star Onuachu


Atletico Madrid eyeing move for Genk star Paul Onuachu
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Genk forward Paul Onuachu has been in great form over the past few months, and while he has recently signed a new contract with the Belgian side, he is attracting plenty of potential suitors.


According to Spanish news outlet Marca, Atletico Madrid are the latest side linked with the towering Nigerian forward.


The outlet claims that Atletico Madrid's sporting director Andrea Berta has contacted Racing Genk in order to discuss the possibility of signing Onuachu in the January transfer window.


Onuachu has already scored 11 goals in 14 games in all competitions this season for Genk, following up on his magnificent season last year, where he bagged 35 goals and five assists in 41 games in all competitions.


Atleti are in the market for a new striker in order to compete with Luis Suarez, and Onuachu is high on their list of forwards to sign.


If Onuachu does sign for Atletico Madrid, he would not count as a non-European Union player due to the Cotonou Agreement, making things even simpler for the Spanish side to sign him.


The former Midtjylland striker was offered to Premier League clubs West Ham United and Brighton in the summer, but the two clubs opted against signing him.


West Ham are still looking to sign a striker, with their only natural striker being Michail Antonio, while Brighton are still considering making a move for Onuachu, despite Neal Maupay's blistering start to the season.