L’Équipe are reporting that Southampton’s Paul Onuachu (29) is set to sign Ligue 1 side FC Metz on a season-long loan deal, Reelradio.com.ng gathered.
The 29-year-old joined Southampton for £18m from Belgian Pro League side KRC Genk in January.
But has failed to settle down at the St Mary’s Stadium, scoring no goal in his 11 League appearances before the club suffered relegation to the Championship at the end of the campaign.
Onuachu was one of the Nigerians to be relegated from the Premier League last season. Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi dropped with Leicester City and Joseph Aribo was Onuachu’s teammate in the Southampton side that were dumped out of the English top-flight.
Metz are looking for offensive reinforcements after losing center-forward Georges Mikautadze to Ajax earlier this week.
The Georgian was responsible for bringing the club back to Ligue 1 and scored two crucial goals this season before his departure to the Eredivisie.