Aston Villa are reportedly attention-grabbing in signing KRC Genk’s Paul Onuachu. The participant has additionally been linked to a number of completely different Premier League golf equipment, together with Arsenal and West Ham United, and it comes as no shock given his type. The Nigerian striker scored 35 objectives in 41 video games final season and he has picked up the place he left off on this time period, scoring ten objectives in ten Belgian Pro League begins. The striker stands at a monumental 6 foot 7 and would definitely add to the aerial presence Villa already possess amongst their group. Villa have created the fourth highest anticipated objectives (xG) worth from set items this season with 3.7 xG accrued from 40 photographs and buying Onuachu would solely improve this menace. READ MORE: Villa’s secret weapon they need to utilise vs Southampton READ MORE: Villa’s gamble which proves Dean Smith is true man for the job This was made clear together with his most up-to-date goal within the league in opposition to SV Zulte Waregem. Genk received 6-2 and Onuachu scored the third of the night with a bullet header following an inviting cross from the suitable wing. Having a striker with such a powerful aerial presence and prowess in entrance of goal is an attractive prospect when you might have the standard of Leon Bailey, Bertrand Traore, and Emiliano Buendia out huge to produce him. When analysing his strengths on WhoScored.com, they recognized his aerial capacity, ending and dribbling with particular reference to his tendency to play layoffs and pose a menace on the counter-assault. This is promising that he has these attributes, as folks could have initially questioned his technical capacity as a consequence of his dimension. One weak spot he could have is his capacity to stay onside. However, if he was taking part in up top with somebody comparable to Ollie Watkins, he would possible be holding the ball up as a substitute of constructing the runs in behind. The prospect of him laying the ball off to the likes of Bailey, who can break at tempo whereas Villa counter, may very well be lethal. His former captain at Midtjylland, Tim Sparv acknowledged this just lately: “I can undoubtedly see Paul in one of many top 5 leagues, that’s for sure, I believe he has that X-issue. He’s tall, makes use of his physique properly, is implausible within the air, nice at attacking and defending set items. “I believe he has one thing that plenty of Premier League golf equipment would have a look at and assume this man might thrive right here and you possibly can’t say that about everybody. For certain he’s able to take the following step.” Genk reportedly worth the striker at £20 million, but when Villa want to purchase his providers they might must act quick with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and Arsenal all mentioned to be circling. When questioned about his future, Onuachu did state he preferred Arsenal and hoped a transfer to the Emirates could materialise in the future, so the Villa house owners could must battle with Arsenal as soon as once more to amass the providers of a participant. READ MORE: Aston Villa star ‘livid’ at Dean Smith READ MORE: Villa followers switch concept as striker posts cryptic message

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