Genk Could Sell Paul Onuachu For 40 Million Euros

FC Midtjylland’s Sporting Director Claus Steinlein has revealed that KRC Genk will be the biggest winners when the Belgian side offloads Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu this summer.

Genk and Midtjylland were locked in contract talks for several days over Onuachu in August 2019 before the Belgian side parted with six million euros (2.7 billion Naira) to secure the signing of the 26-year-old.

However, it now appears like the Danish side sold the Nigerian too cheap, with Genk likely to make a killing on a potential transfer this summer.

After blasting 27 goals past opposing goalkeepers in just 32 league games, the FC Ebedei product has seen his market value reach an all-time high of €17 million, as per transfermarkt.

But Steinlein, a boss at Onuachu’s previous club Midtjylland, believes Scottish giants Celtic and French side Olympique Lyon would be willing to pay double that amount to snap up Onuachu, leaving Genk with a hefty profit to take to the bank.

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“KRC Genk will soon be able to sell Onuachu for 35 to 40 million euros,” Steinlein told the Danish media, as quoted by VietbalBelgie.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.