Inter Milan "greatly interested" in goal machine Paul Onuachu

By Innocent Benjamin

Inter Milan transfer guru, Pasquale Guarro, says that the clubs interest in Nigeria's Paul Onuachu has reached "great" heights

Italian giants, Inter Milan, are leading the chase for the acquisition of towering striker, Paul Onuachu, from Belgian club side, KRC Genk, ahead of Atletico Madrid and English sides.

Onuachu was the fourth highest goalscorer in top leagues around the world last season, netting 35 goals in all competitions. However the lanky forward could not secure a transfer due to Genk's hefty asking price, forcing him to remain in the Jupiler Pro League.

This season, the 27-year-old has repeated last season's success, scoring 10 goals in 13 league games, despite a slow start and relatively poorer campaign.

This has seen the world's top clubs circling around the Cegeka Arena to poach Nigeria's prized asset and one club appear to be leading that cavalry.

Genk have also added a sweetener by reaching a future sale agreement with Onuachu when he signed a new contract earlier this season.

They have also reduced his asking price to just over 20 million euros, an affordable fee for the world's elites. 

Pasquale Guarro is an expert in stories regarding Inter

Now transfer guru Pasquale Guarro, who is an expert in internal Inter Milan affairs has reported that the Italian outfit are nursing a "great interest" in the Nigerian.

Any transfer in the nearest future could prove complicated because Genk are not keen on letting the player leave in January as he is pivotal to their season.

Also Inter already have a player in similar mould with Onuachu in Edin Dzeko who has also had a great start to life at the Nerazzurri. The striker at 35, is however at the twilight of his career.

Midtjylland, where Onuachu started his European journey, will bag a significant sell-on percentage on any future deal.

Meanwhile, Onuachu is currently in the Super Eagles camp as he and his teammates gear up for two crucial games against Liberia and Cape Verde in World Cup Qualifiers.