Southampton’s Paul Onuachu to join Metz on loan

L’Équipe are reporting that Southampton’s Paul Onuachu (29) is set to sign Ligue 1 side FC Metz on a season-long loan deal. 

Metz are looking for offensive reinforcements after losing prolific centre-forward Georges Mikautadze (22) to Ajax earlier this week. The Georgian international was responsible for bringing the club back to Ligue 1 and scored two crucial goals this season before his departure to the Eredivisie. 

The club are looking to sign Hull City’s Óscar Estupiñán (26) with the Colombian international set for a medical today. However, they also look set to sign Southampton’s Onuachu on loan in the coming hours. The Nigerian international joined the Saints for €18m in January, however, he couldn’t save the club from relegation. He has failed to score in 12 appearances for the Championship club. 

Prior to his move to Southampton, Onuachu was prolific was KRC Genk, scoring 85 goals in 134 appearances for the Belgian club. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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