Paul Onuachu Agrees Deal To Return To Genk Six Months After Leaving For Southampton

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Nigeria international forward Paul Onuachu has greed to return to Belgium side Genk from relegated English Premier League side Southampton, OwnGoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.

The 29 year old left the Belgium side in January for Southampton but struggled to hit the same height that saw him score 85 goals in 135 games for Genk. He suffered relegation with the Saints ending the season with just 11 appearances and no goal.

As part of their preparation for next season, he was one of the players deemed surplus to requirements paving the way for his exit. German Bundesliga side Stuggart showed interest in taking him on loan but he wasn’t keen on the move owing to fears of getting involved in another relegation scrap.

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Genk approached his representatives to discuss a likely return and he accepted not minding the fact that he will take a huge pay cut on his wages. Both parties have concluded talks about his return but no agreement has been reached with Southampton.

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Southampton could yet price him out of the deal with their asking price of €6m, an amount that Genk will struggle to meet with their current valuation €4m less. A loan deal is another option but that too will depend on the English side who are interested in selling the lanky forward permanently.

Daniel Martins

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