Paul Onuachu’s agent has denied reports linking his client to Arsenal but admitted the forward would love to play for the Gunners.

Anderlecht's Hannes Delcroix and Genk's Paul Onuachu fight for the ball during a football match between KRC Genk and Sporting Anderlecht, Sunday 07 February 2021. Photo: JOHAN EYCKENS
Anderlecht’s Hannes Delcroix and Genk’s Paul Onuachu fight for the ball during a football match between KRC Genk and Sporting Anderlecht, Sunday 07 February 2021. Photo: JOHAN EYCKENS

Genk forward Paul Onuachu has been linked with Arsenal this week, with reports pointing out that he’s a lifelong fan of the club. After 35 goals and five assists in 41 games in Belgium this season, it’s not really surprising he’s drawing speculation.

Sadly for the player, his agent has confirmed that Arsenal are yet to make any contact over a move. It appears the reports are just paper talk, with nothing substantial in them at the moment.

At the same time, the part about Onuachu being a boyhood supporter of the Gunners appears to be true.

“It will be nice if Arsenal want him as he is a boyhood fan of the team, but that is not the case at the moment,” Onuachu’s agent told Own Goal Nigeria (via Sport Witness).

“No contact has been made yet. We are only seeing it in the papers and on the internet. I can’t confirm anything at the moment because we are still very much at the stage of receiving and assessing offers.

“We will be more clear on options soon. For now, we are not confirming anything.”

West Ham and Brighton are two of the Premier League clubs who really are reportedly on Onuachu’s case. It seems more likely he’ll be facing off against Mikel Arteta’s side next season, rather than lining up among their number on a weekly basis.

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