Atlético Madrid has already seen Onuachu perform live several times and would be charmed.

Atlético Madrid has already seen Onuachu perform live several times and would be charmed. ©  JEFFREY GAENS

His hoped-for transfer to the Premier League has not yet come, but Genk striker Paul Onuachu (27) is now firmly linked to Atlético Madrid in Spain. The famous sports newspaper Mark came out with the news that the Spanish champion is on the hunt for last season’s Golden Bull.

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Technical director Andrea Berta would follow the Nigerian closely, according to the Madrid newspaper. The Italian is not the first one: he has had a hand in the transfers of Antoine Griezmann, Jan Oblak and Radamel Falcao in the past. Piece by piece guys who are with The Colchoneros became world leaders. According to Mark Berta would have even contacted Genk. In Limburg, however, it sounds that nothing has been done about it at the moment.

Last season, Onuachu scored no fewer than 35 goals for RC Genk and has already scored nine goals in the current season. To everyone’s surprise, last summer no Premier League club opened the wallet for the tall attacker, who had secretly hoped for a top transfer himself. A few weeks ago, he extended his current contract in Limburg until 2024.

Market value of 22 million euros

“I will continue to give my all for this club and if there is concrete interest during the next mercato and a correct offer follows, then the club will cooperate constructively with a transfer,” Onuachu told our sister newspaper at the end of last month The Importance of Limburg. The specialist website Transfermarkt.com estimates its current market value at 22 million euros.

Atlético Madrid is urgently looking for goals. The reigning Spanish champions have only scored eleven times in eight league matches this season, exactly half of co-leader Real Madrid. The only striker to score at the moment is Luis Suarez, but he will be 35 in January. The other attackers, 22-year-old Brazilian talent Matheus Cunha and top signings Joao Felix (21) and Antoine Griezmann (30), were with their team this season. three only good for one meager goal.

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