West Ham have been joined by Arsenal and Watford in the race to sign Racing Genk striker Paul Onuachu, according to reports in the English media.
The Hammers have been linked with a move for the Nigerian international in recent weeks, but there now appear to be a number of Premier League clubs involved in the battle for the player.
Onuachu’s asking price is thought to be £20m, which seems like a reasonable figure, considering he scored 35 goals in all competitions for Genk last campaign.
The Nigerian international certainly fits the profile for what West Ham manager David Moyes is looking for. At 6ft 7, he would provide a focal point for the attack, and allow the likes of Jarrod Bowen, Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma to feed off him.
In terms of whether Arsenal will rival the Hammers for Onuachu’s signature, though, it’s difficult to say. The Gunners have priorities in other areas of the pitch, but they could be seeking replacements for Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette.
It may be the case, however, that they will need to sell one or both of them before going after Onuachu so West Ham may have an advantage if they go in early with a bid.