Paul Onuachu Finds Redemption in Turkish League After Premier League Struggles

:Paul Onuachu Finds Redemption in Turkish League After Premier League Struggles


Nigerian forward, Paul Onuachu, endured a challenging debut season in the Premier League but has seen a remarkable resurgence in the Turkish league.

After joining Southampton from KRC Genk in January 2023, hopes were high that he could help the club retain its Premier League status.

Premier League Struggles:

Despite being the highest goalscorer in the Belgian league two seasons ago, Paul Onuachu struggled to make an impact in the Premier League, failing to score in 12 appearances.

Consequently, he couldn’t secure a place in the EFL Championship side and opted to join Turkish club Trabzonspor on a season-long loan deal.

Accepting a Pay Cut:

Reports suggest that the 29-year-old Nigerian international had to accept a pay cut as part of the loan deal to facilitate the move to Trabzonspor.

Resurgence in Turkey:

Paul Onuachu’s fortunes took a positive turn since his arrival at Trabzonspor. In the current season, he has made three appearances for the Turkish club, scoring three goals and providing one assist.

Making Super Lig History:

Paul Onuachu etched his name in Super Lig history by becoming the first player to score in each of his first three games, with his most recent goal coming against Pendikspor on September 30.

This marked his 167th club goal in all competitions, accumulated during stints with KRC Genk, Midtjylland, Vejle Boldklub, Southampton, and now, Trabzonspor.

Paul Onuachu’s Statement:

In response to his impressive form, Paul Onuachu expressed, “I’m back to my best. Everybody here played a big role in making me settle in, and I just want to give my best to the team and help them win games and make the fans happy as well.

It was not easy at the start of the year, but I’m happy to have begun my career on a good note here at Trabzonspor, and I want to keep improving in every game and prove again that I have it.”

Paul Onuachu’s remarkable turnaround in Turkey serves as a testament to his resilience and determination to succeed in the world of football.