Turkish Giants ‘Roll Up Sleeves’ For Southampton Striker, Transfer Talks Expected to Go Ahead

Trabzonspor's supporters hold red flares and flags during the UEFA Europa League Group D football match between FC Basel 1893 and Trabzonspor AS at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium in Basel on December 12, 2019. (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH / AFP) (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH/AFP via Getty Images)

Trabzonspor are reportedly preparing to open talks with Southampton regarding a permanent transfer for Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu, whose impressive loan spell has caught their attention according to the Star newspaper.

Per the source, Trabzonspor will ‘roll up sleeves’ to take action over keeping the striker on beyond the end of the season.

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Talks are expected to go ahead between the two clubs over a permanent stay for the forward who has impressed this term.

Onuachu joined Trabzonspor on loan in September 2023 after failing to score in the Premier League for Southampton. However, he has found his goalscoring touch in Turkey, netting nine goals and three assists in 16 appearances.

Trabzonspor manager Abdullah Avci is reportedly keen to retain Onuachu beyond his loan spell and the club is preparing to approach Southampton for negotiations.

Trabzonspor will attempt to secure a permanent transfer for Onuachu, but a loan extension remains an option if a suitable fee cannot be agreed upon.

Onuachu is reportedly enjoying his time at Trabzonspor and appears open to staying beyond the current loan agreement.

The negotiations between Trabzonspor and Southampton will determine Onuachu’s future, with both a permanent transfer and a loan extension remaining possibilities.

Trabzonspor are currently 3rd in the Turkish Super Lig and while they are out of the title race they are in contention for qualification to European competition football next season.

The Black Sea based side have steadied the ship after a rocky start to the season and are already planning for the next campaign, hoping Onuachu will play a roll in the side going forward.