Respected Belgian pundit Peter Vandenbempt has advised Racing Genk to sell one of their Nigeria international strikers before the end of the current transfer window.
Cyriel Dessers, who spent last season on loan at Feyenoord, is in a straight duel with Paul Onuachu for for a starting shirt in Genk’s attack and Vandenbempt believes that it's not a good idea to have one of them on the bench.
Dessers had a largely successful loan spell at Feyenoord, where he scored 20 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions and was the Europa Conference League top scorer for 2021-2022.
While Onuachu was missing from the game, the Belgian-born Super Eagles centre-forward on his return to Genk, scored in his side’s opening day 3-2 defeat to Club Brugge over the weekend.
Meanwhile, the lanky Onuachu has been linked with a move away from the Blue-White since last summer but there has been no serious offer for his signature.
“I don't think it's a good idea to have Paul Onuachu and Cyriel Dessers together,” Vandenbempt told Sporza.
“Basically you don't set them both up and you don't want to put either one on the bench.”
“Cyriel Dessers was there two years ago, but now has a different status. And despite Onuachu's lesser season, he still scored his goals. It would be good if someone else leaves.” He added.
Both Onuachu and Dessers still have two more years left on their contracts with the former Belgian First Division champions.
This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago