He was the goals king during his time in Belgium with KRC Genk firing on all cylinders, in fact, before joining Southampton during the January transfer window, the Nigeria international had scored 16 goals from 19 league games topping the scorers chart in the Jupiler Pro league helping his side to the verge of winning their first Belgian domestic league title for the first time 2018/19 league season.
It was almost certain that the Nigerian will find the back of the net every given weekend.
However, the case has been different since his transfer to the Premier League which has led to many people asking if moving to England and joining relegation-threatened Southampton was the best move for the 28-year-old 6ft 7in striker.
After seven games, three starts, four substitute roles and 288 minutes played in the Premier League, Onuachu is yet to find the back of the net. While he is frustrated with himself and his inability to conjure the magic he had in the Jupiler pro league, fans are beginning to question the club’s decision of signing him as he is yet to deliver on the promises.
During his time in Belgium, Onuachu scored a total of 85 goals in 134 games across all competitions and was expected to quickly replicate his form in England but things sure haven’t gone as planned however, manager Ruben Selles is confident the goals will come soon.
“We have been working on it in order to not be focused only on the long balls when we play Paul there,” Selles said. “I think he was unlucky in the first two actions basically because the first two actions for him were after five minutes of defending set plays.
“Then we brought him in, he was attracting defenders and we opened up more situations for crossing actions and that’s where his chance came.”
Onuachu will be hoping to open his goal account with the saints when they welcome champions Manchester City to St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, at least, he was brought in to save the club from falling into relegation matters.