Report: January exit unlikely for Onuachu

KRC Genk have reiterated their desire not to sell striker Super Paul Onuachu in the upcoming January transfer window.

The Belgian club are not willing to sell Paul Onuachu, despite revealing that the striker could leave for €25m.

It was revealed some days ago that Premier League clubs including Aston Villa have shown interest in Onuachu, who has long been tipped to move to a bigger league since he emerged top scorer in Belgium two seasons ago.

According to Belgian website, voetbalkrant.com, the four-time Belgian champions are not willing to allow the 28-year-old leave as they hope to claim their first league championship since 2019.

“We don’t think he (Onuachu) will leave this season because this could be their best chance to win another title,” the website said.

The Nigeria international has been in the headlines over the years as a result of his goal-scoring feat for the Belgian Pro League outfit.

Genk are currently 10 points clear at the top of the league in the regular season with 46 points from 17 league games. This season, Onuachu has already registered 13 goals in 14 league appearances.

The lanky forward was also the club’s top scorer last term with 21 goals in 35 league outings.

Rumour Mill: Villa keen on Onuachu

According to reports, Aston Villa are looking to bring in Paul Onuachu to the Premier League during the January transfer window.

The Nigeria international has been in the headlines over the years as a result of his goal scoring prowess for Belgian Pro League outfit, KRC Genk.

The Midlands club are looking to add more firepower to their attack despite new manager, Unai Emery, having Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings at his disposal.

Onuachu scored 33 goals in 38 league appearances for the Smurfs two seasons ago and has started the season in imperious form with 13 strikes in 14 games.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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