Football

Tottenham overtake West Ham in Paul Onuachu pursuit

Genk manager John van den Brom praised Paul Onuachu after the forward inspired the club to victory against Anderlecht in Sunday’s Belgian Cup semi-final clash.

Tottenham have leapt ahead of West Ham in the race to sign Genk striker Paul Onuachu.

The 27-year-old stands at a whopping 6ft 7in and has been giving defences in Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League a torrid time. Indeed, the Nigeria striker has amassed 56 goals in 81 appearances, including 35 in all competitions last season.

Onuachu has been attracting the attention of Premier League scouts, with many suggesting the striker looks well suited to the Premier League. He also has 11 goals in 11 games this season, to further his reputation.

Indeed, that chase was reportedly being led by West Ham, who had made Onuachu their No 1 target in January.

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