Atletico fight Brighton over Onuachu
LaLiga champions, Atletico Madrid, are in the race to beat English Premier League side, Brighton, for the signature of Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu.
According to top Spanish publication Marca, Atletico had contacted Racing Genk with a view to signing the striker during the January transfer window.
Meanwhile, Brighton, which made a move for the striker during the summer transfer window, are ready to meet the 20 million Euros valuation of the striker in the January transfer window, as they attempt to push for a Euro place at the end of the season.
Marca reported Atletico are willing to pay a transfer fee of 20 million Euros, which is believed to be the amount Genk and Onuachu agreed on after both parties signed a new contract till June 2024.
Last summer, Genk demanded for at least 25 Million Euros.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone already has two top strikers with Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez, but the Argentinian would like to add another physically strong player – a target man.
Onuachu, who has been scouted several times by the La Liga champions, already fits that profile.
However, it is not yet clear whether Atlético want to sign Onuachu in January or next summer.
The 27-year-old striker has so far scored 56 goals and made seven assists in 83 games for Genk.