Genk Technical Director, Dimitri De Conde, admits it will be tough to keep in-form Paul Onuachu at the club beyond next summer, but says the club will do everything to keep to keep the towering striker.
The Nigeria international has been in fantastic form this season, scoring 22 goals with two assists in 23 matches in the league, making him the top scorer in the Belgian topflight.
His performance has made him a transfer target for European clubs, with Borussia Dortmund, Olympique Lyon and Sheffield United.
“He’s 27. He’s a top scorer. It’s not a goal to sell him on. But if he continues to perform like this, of course we will do everything we can to keep him. But there will be a lot of interest”, says De Condé in HLN.
He added that the 27-year-old striker would be a hit in any of the leagues.
“Paul Onuachu will score everywhere, also in the Premier League. He will even be on the list of top clubs if they search for his type of striker to complement their core.
“In the Champions League he played strong against Liverpool last year, which has a fantastic defence. That was his reference game; even Jürgen Klopp said afterwards that they were having a hard time with Paul.”
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