Paul Onuachu undergoing medical ahead of a loan move to Trabzonspor

Southampton’s £18m flop striker Paul Onuachu is set for medical in Turkey ahead of loan move to Trabzonspor after failing to score in 12 games since January arrival

  • Striker Paul Onuachu signed for Southampton for £18m from Belgian side Genk 
  • Onuachu leaves the club after failing to score a single goal or register an assist 
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Southampton striker Paul Onuachu has arrived in Turkey and will have a medical on Sunday ahead of a proposed loan move to Trabzonspor.

Onuachu joined Southampton in January following an £18million move from Genk but was unable to prevent their relegation from the Premier League and his only appearance this season came in the EFL Cup at Gillingham.

With Saints signing striker Ross Stewart from Sunderland and keeping Che Adams, manager Russell Martin is happy to let 29-year-old Onuachu leave.

The Nigerian bagged nearly a goal-a-game at Belgian side Genk, and appeared in the Champions League and Europa League, but is leaving Saints without scoring or registering an assist. 

Striker Paul Onuachu is leaving Southampton after failing to score or register an assist

Saints boss Russell Martin has no place for Onuachu as his side aim to get promoted from EFL

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Onuachu was signed by former Saints boss Nathan Jones, but never really settled on the south coast.

The six-foot-six inch tall striker made 12 appearances for Southampton and will join Trabzonspor who currently sit seventh in the Turkih Super Lig. 

Saints have already received £140million by selling James Ward-Prowse to West Ham, Tino Livramento to Newcastle and Romeo Lavia to Chelsea.

The Turkish transfer window is open until September 15 allowing English clubs to offload surplus players before naming their 25-name squads.

Trabzonspor also signed failed January signing Mislav Orsic from Saints earlier in the window but the Croatian international suffered a serious injury in training.

The ambitious Turkish side also signed Nicolas Pepe from Arsenal on Friday.

Onuachu was prolific at Belgian side Genk, but failed to impress in his twelve appearances


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