Aston Villa have joined fellow English Premier League clubs Chelsea and Leicester City to monitor Nigeria striker Paul Onuachu after ...
Aston Villa have joined fellow English Premier League clubs Chelsea and Leicester City to monitor Nigeria striker Paul Onuachu after he impressed in his Danish side's recent Europa League clashes against Manchester United.
The 6ft 7inch striker, who is a Nigerian Under-23 international, was on the scoresheet against Manchester United in the Europa League last month, when the Danish club beat the Red Devils 2-1.
According to the Daily Star, the 21-year-old's power and size attracted the attention of Villa, who are already believed to be planning for life in the Championship next season.
It's understood Chelsea and high-flying Leicester are also monitoring the gifted youngster's availability.
Onuachu initially joined Midtjylland on a three-year contract in 2013, but the striker signed a new three-year extension in August 2015.But the Premier League strugglers may face serious competition for his signature.
Midtjylland sporting director Claus Steinlein has admitted the striker is being tracked.
He said: “It's hard to say how much his price has risen. The journalists love to get us to say that now he's worth from €10m [£7.7m} to €50m [£38.7m]. He’s on the radar now with many English clubs.".