Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has described his impending move to English Premier League side as a dream come true.
BoldSports had earlier reported that the Saints and Belgian side RKC Genk had agreed a €21m deal for the 28-year-old.
None of the clubs are yet to confirm the move.
Speaking in an interview with Eleven Sports from his base in Belgium, Onuachu said he was delighted to finally be able to play in the EPL, saying it had always been his childhood dream.
The lanky striker who has found the back of the net 16 times in 19 league games for Genk this season said, he will give his best to ensure Southampton who are bottom of the EPL log escape relegation.
He however said he was yet to travel to the UK because he needed a visa which would take about two days to process, saying he couldn’t wait to team of with his new teammates after his emotional exit from Genk.
He said, “I am happy to fulfill my childhood dream to play in the Premier League, but it is a difficult decision ane very emotional. With everything I achieved at Genk, the players and the coaches, it’s a very emotional situation.
“It’s an opportunity, it’s the best league in the world, every player dreams to play there, that’s the most reason why I want to go there to try something new.
“I’m faced with a little bit of competition. A lot of transfers have passed, a lot of rumours from teams in the UK and other countries. This is the best chance for me to grab the opportunity.
“They bought me for a purpose and I am going to try to give my best and show why they bought me, but of course, it’s a team game, not a one-person game, we are going to fight as a team to stay in the EPL.
“I need a visa to fly to London and I think it’s going to be ready in two days, so, I think in two days, I am going to be in Southampton.”