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Report: Paul Onuachu not in Southampton’s plans for next season

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Newly-promoted Premier League club Southampton do not have Super Eagles striker. Paul Onuachu in their plans for next season,  Soccernet.ng reports.

Onuachu joined Southampton from Genk in January 2023 after four years with the Belgian side. The Super Eagles star was bought to help the club in their relegation fight. However, things did not pan out for both parties.

Southampton were struggling badly, and Onuachu was not getting enough game time. Eventually, the club dropped to the Championship. Even after dropping to the Championship, Onuachu was not sure of his status at the club.

Due to doubts about his play time, Onuachu left Southampton for Turkish side Trabzonspor last summer on a season-long loan deal. The deal paid off for the 30-year-old, as he quickly became a fan favourite because of his sharpness in front of goal.

Onuachu registered 15 goals and four assists in 24 appearances for Trabzonspor to help them to a third-place finish in the Super Lig.

Following his impressive performances, there have been talks that Trabzonspor want to retain him. But the type of deal has been in question- whether a loan transfer or a permanent buy.

According to GMS, Southampton do not want Onuachu, as the current coach Martin Russell does not have him in his plans.

Also, Onuachu does not want to return to Southampton, but with the club asking for €11 million, it may be tough for Trabzonspor to pull off the transfer.

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