German Bundesliga 2 club Schalke 04 are eyeing a move for Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu, who is currently on the payroll of Southampton, Soccernet.ng reports.
Schalke 04’s interest was first revealed by German newspaper Bild, as cited by 90min.
The Royal Blues aim to bring in Onuachu as a replacement for Michael Frey, who recently returned to Royal Antwerp following the end of his loan deal.
The proposal from Schalke 04 involves a loan deal for Onuachu, with an option-to-buy clause included in the agreement.
Schalke 04 were relegated from the Bundesliga at the end of the 2022/2023 campaign after finishing in 17th position on the 18-team table.
The seven-time German Championship winners’ immediate ambition is to secure an instant return to the Bundesliga.
Paul Onuachu moved to Southampton from the Jupiler Pro League in January, where he had an impressive scoring record, even winning the Ebony Golden Shoe award.
However, the 29-year-old struggled to find his form and consistent playing time in the Premier League.
During his 11 appearances in the English topflight, he was unable to score a goal as Southampton suffered relegation to the English second-tier.
Currently, Onuachu is back with the Championship side, participating in pre-season training while speculation about his future continues to circulate.
As the situation develops, both clubs and the player himself will be closely monitored to see if this potential move materialises.