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Southampton sign forwards Sulemana and Onuachu

1 Feb 2023
Southampton sign Kamaldeen Sulemana and Paul Onuachu

Ghana winger and Nigeria striker move to St Mary's to bolster Saints' attack

Southampton have bolstered their attack on Transfer Deadline Day with the signings of two forwards: Kamaldeen Sulemana from Rennes and Paul Onuachu from Genk.

Sulemana’s arrival at Southampton is subject to a work permit and international clearance.

The 20-year-old Ghana winger has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal and was Southampton’s fourth signing of the January transfer window following the additions of Mislav Orsic, Carlos Alcaraz and James Bree.

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Sulemana has played 91 times in his career so far for Rennes and Nordsjaelland, scoring 20 goals and providing 13 assists.

He has also been capped 15 times by Ghana and featured twice in the FIFA World Cup 2022 finals.

“He’s at a stage in his career where we feel he can help us in the immediate term, but also continue to grow and develop further into the future,” manager Nathan Jones told the club’s official website.

Sulemana's signing was followed shortly by the announcement of Onuachu’s.

The 28-year-old, 6ft 7in striker has scored 17 goals from 22 appearances for Genk this season and 85 goals from 134 matches in total for the Belgian club. He has been capped 13 times by Nigeria.

“He’s a handful to play against, has got a tremendous record throughout his career and he’s also someone who brings great experience with him, so he’ll be a really positive addition to the squad,” Jones told the club's official website.

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The pair could both make their debuts this Saturday when Southampton travel to west London to face Brentford.

See: All January 2023 transfers

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