Atlético Madrid Target Nigerian forward As Striker

Atlético Madrid Target Nigerian forward As Striker

Spanish La Liga side, Atlético Madrid have reportedly made contact with Belgium-based Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu.

The current champions of the Spanish top-flight league, Atlético Madrid, are still looking for ways to bolster their squad, particularly in the attacking department.

The club's sporting director, Andrea Berta is keeping a close eye on the 27-year old forward who has picked it from where he stopped last season.

The lanky Nigeria forward stole the show last season with an amazing performance for RKC Genk, netting 35 league goals.

And so far this season, the former Midtjylland goalscorer is currently averaging a goal per game, with nine goals to his name in nine appearances.

Meanwhile, Los Colchoneros aren't the only club interested in Onuachu, and a sum of €22 million has been placed on him.

Atleti have to consider the timing of any signing they make in attack. They might make a move for him in January to add another option, or they could hold off until next summer. At the moment, Luis Suarez is the only clinical finisher at the club.

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