Lyon still interested in Paul Onuachu, but faces competition from Premier League clubsMarch 30, 2021
It is no longer news that Olympique Lyon wants to sign Paul Onuachu from the Belgian First Division A side Genk probably in June but faces new competition from some English Premier League clubs.
The red hot Nigerian attacker is currently gathering interest from around the globe due to his goalscoring abilities.
Lyon sees him as a major target and would do everything possible to secure his services if Memphis Depay leaves the club eventually.
But how would this be possible at a time when several clubs want to have him in thier team? A very big question for Olympique Lyon head coach to answer.
But it depends on what the French club is willing to offer for his Services. At least if Genk would end up selling Onuachu to any club in the transfer market, it would be as a result of the offer placed before them.
The First Division A side will not consider selling the player to any side at the moment if they are not willing to meet their demands.
Recently, as he was invited for the Super Eagles 2021 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho, Onuachu scored two goals in the two games to further stamp his authority in the world.
Arguably one of the most prolific attackers in the world right, he would be compared with the likes of Erling Haaland, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The reason why Olympique Lyon wants to sign Paul Onuachu from Genk and would do to get
Lyon has a target, even if it may not be to challenge for the French Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint Germain.
However, Lyon wants to see themselves at the highest level in years to come. At least their exploit in UEFA Champions League in 2020 was impressive.
The club believes he would succeed in France even though he a very different player from Memphis Depay.
He is a giant attacker who knows how to score goals when it matters and coach of the side Rudi Garcia likes that too.
Onuachu is expected to cost between 25 to 30 million euros (h/t Voetbal24).
The competition from England
Though the clubs interested in the player are yet to know, it believes to the average clubs in the division that believes he would succeed in England.
The stats speak for him. He is a quality striker capable of scoring goals when it matters. As per Lyon, in our earlier report, we revealed Lyon plans to probably wait until June before making any move.