Desperate Italian Giants Inter Milan Target Super Eagles Star As Perfect Alternative to Edin Dzeko

Desperate Italian Giants Inter Milan Target Super Eagles Star As Perfect Alternative to Edin Dzeko

Babajide Orevba
January 3, 2022 at 2:31 PM
  • Paul Onuachu who has been impressive since joining Belgian club Genk two years ago is now on the radar of Inter Milan
  • The Nigerian international has been named in the Super Eagles squad for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations
  • It was gathered that the Serie A champions see the forward as the perfect alternative to star forward Edin Dzeko

Italian side Inter Milan are set for business this transfer window as reports claim they will start trading as from the Monday, January 3.

Soccernet are reporting that the Serie A champions are looking to land Nigerian international Paul Onuachu.

A report by Calcioline says that the club sees the Super Eagles forward as the perfect alternative to star forward Edin Dzeko.

Paul Onuachu
Paul Onuachu on the radar of Inter Milan. Photo: Johan Eyckens
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Dzeko, signed from AS Roma to replace Chelsea-bound Romelu Lukaku in the summer, has been excellent for Inter, with the former Manchester City ace netting three goals in six Champions League games and eight goals in 18 Serie A matches.

Due to his age, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta is already shopping for a replacement and is considering the best options currently in the market.

Onuachu has contributed a staggering 66 goals for Belgian side Genk, scoring 59 goals and providing 7 assists since he joined the club over two years ago.

The 27-year-old is, however, presently recovering from a hamstring injury that ruled him out of Nigeria’s squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

Premier League clubs chase Joe Aribo

Nigeria International Joe Aribo is attracting lots of interest from English Premier League clubs as Leicester City and Aston Villa are set to go head to head for the signature of the Rangers midfielder.

Aribo has been in inspiring form for the current Scottish champions and was a key figure when the then Steven Gerrard-led team snatched their first league title in over a decade.

Aston Villa plans to reunite Aribo with former Boss Steven Gerrard who took over reigns at the Birmingham based club but many pundits and Leicester fans as reported by Football Scotland believe the Rangers midfielder’s relationship with fellow Nigerians Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho might just be the reason Leicester City will see the deal over the line.

Iheanacho wants African stars to show class at AFCON

Sports Brief earlier reported that Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has urged fellow AFCON-bound stars to show class at the continental showpiece which starts on January 9.

The Super Eagles star has been included in Nigeria’s squad for the biennial competition and the build up to the tournament is already heating up.

Controversy is brewing across several European clubs as a number of their stars will head to Cameroon, as they will lose key players in the middle of the domestic season.

Many believe the AFCON tournament is not well respected in Europe and now Iheanacho has urged his fellow superstars to show that Africa deserves more.

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