Arsenal is reported to now be ahead in the race of clubs who are trying to sign Nigerian Super Eagles’ striker Paul Onuachu, from KRC Genk, according to The Athletic.
Another Premier League side, West Ham United, was believed to be among clubs vying the race for Onuachu.
Onuachu himself recently revealed that Arsenal is his favourite club in the Premier League and The Athletic has now said the London Gunners are front runners to sign the striker, who netted 35 goals this past season in Belgium.
This came from the player’s agent flew into London for negotiations.
Newly promoted Watford has also been linked with Onuachu.
Arsenal is however in the driving seat and will have no problem paying the 30 million euros transfer fee that Genk have slapped on the 27-year-old.
And with the Gunners likely to offload Academy graduate Eddie Nketiah this summer, Onuachu, who netted 35 goals in Belgium this past season, could be the perfect replacement.