Despite managing to secure their first win of the season on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Leeds United, Southampton have still only managed to score six goals in their opening eight league games of the campaign.
With this in mind, it seems as though the club have their eyes on fixing their goalscoring issue with a potential transfer move on the cards for the Saints.
What’s the latest?
The striker joined Genk back in the 2019 summer transfer window from FC Midtjylland.
Previous reports suggest there could be a fierce battle for the forward with Arsenal and Inter Milan also eyeing a move.
Since then, the 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £19.8m according to Transfermarkt, has made a total of 83 appearances for the Belgian club, prior to their league match against Sporting Charleroi, in which he has managed to bag an impressive 56 goals and provide seven assists in the process.
That has earned Onuachu the title of “goal king” by John Fashanu, a review that explains why Southampton are attracted to the player.
On the international stage, Onuachu has also managed to score three goals in 15 appearances for Nigerian
So far this season, prior to Genk’s match against Charleroi, Onuachu has managed to score nine goals in nine league games, ultimately earning him an overall match rating of 7.44/10, making him Genk’s highest-rated player according to WhoScored.
Taking into account how the Saints sold striker Danny Ings to fellow Premier League club Aston Villa during the recent summer transfer window after he scored 46 goals for Hasenhuttl’s side in 100 appearances, perhaps signing someone with Onuachu’s goalscoring prowess could be just what Southampton need as a suitable replacement for the Englishman.
Should Southampton sign a striker in January?
In our view, Southampton should definitely try their hardest to sign Onuachu and get him to St. Mary’s either in the upcoming January transfer window or the next summer window. The winter window would be preferable if they can so he can see if he can bring his goalscoring form to the club to keep them away from the relegation zone which would undoubtedly make him a club hero and a great piece of January business.