By Mike Southey

14th Oct, 2021 | 7:15pm

Paul Onuachu changes agent, summer exit likely with West Ham interested

West Ham United have been strongly linked with Genk striker Paul Onuachu over the past year.

Another twist has taken place on Thursday, with the Nigerian international changing his agent and is now represented by the Niagara Sports Company.

Foot Mercato have reported the change on their website, with the 27-year-old said to be at a turning point in his career.

Santi Aouna also shared the news on his personal Twitter account and made a big prediction for the end of this season.

The reliable journalist believes that an exit is set for the summer of 2022, potentially opening the door to the Irons.

The Athletic reported over the summer that the Irons were told to pay £17million for Onuachu, but a move didn’t materialise over the summer.

Sebastien Haller has still not been replaced since his move to Ajax at the start of this year, and that has to be a priority sooner rather than later.

Scouting mission.

The Irons have an advantage over the rest of the teams that could be interested in Onuachu over the next year.

West Ham are in the same Europa League as Genk and will get the chance to come up against the Nigerian international twice.

You would imagine that if he was to cause significant problems in those games, the Irons’ interest would become more concrete.

Onuachu is clearly preparing for an exit, or else there would be no need to change agents midway through a season approaching the winter window.

There will be teams queuing for his signature given his unreal goal record last season, will the Hammers be at the front of that?

In other West Ham United news, Fabrizio Romano has claimed that this ‘Awesome’ star is set to make a decision on his future amid Irons interest

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