• Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has completed a move to Premier League strugglers Southampton.
  • The club announced that the great Nigerian striker has joined them on a three-and-a-half-year deal from Genk.
  • Onuachu is known as an excellent goalscorer, having scored 17 goals for Genk this term before his departure.

Beleaguered Premier League side Southampton have announced the signing of Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu as they bid to escape relegation this season in the top flight.

The Saints, as they are called, have made it clear that Onuachu has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with them from Belgian side Genk.

Paul Onuachu: EPL Southampton announce the signing of the Nigerian striker. Photo by Isosport
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German giants Eintracht Frankfurt were leading the race for Onuachu’s signature before Southampton secured his services on January transfer deadline day.

Why did they sign him up?

So far this season in the Belgian League, Onuachu has registered 17 goals in 22 games and the Saints bosses feel that the Nigerian can help them get the goals in the Premier League.

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After 20 games played so far this season in the English top flight, Southampton are bottom of the table on 15 points winning just four games.

What are they saying?

sports summary spoke to Kola Daniel, who is SA Media for Nigerian Sports Minister Sunday Dare, and claimed that he was one of those who advised Onuachu to move to England.

Kola Daniel Statement

“Paul is my close friend and we talked before he made the move, so I’m happy he’ll have the chance to prove himself in the Premier League.”

Paul Onuachu scores four goals

Earlier, sports summary had reported how Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu scored all four goals for Genk as they beat Sporting Charleroi 4-1 in a crucial Belgian Pro League fixture.

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The Nigerian international opened his account in the match from the penalty spot and then completed his brace before half-time.

The 28-year-old found the back of the net again in the 71st minute before scoring the fourth in stoppage time.

Onuachu has now made history as the first Genk player to score four goals in a single game since 2003.

Source: SportsBrief.com