After failing to make a mark in the Premier League after his €21 million January move from Belgian side KRC Genk to now relegated Southampton, Paul Onuachu might be on his way back to Belgium according to reports.
The Nigeria international is regarded as one of the biggest flops of the January transfer window in the Premier League. Recruited by the Saints due to his goal-scoring prowess in Belgium with the aim of helping them avoid relegation, the Super Eagles ended up failing to either score or assist a goal in 11 games and 404 minutes.
A disappointing performance for a man that painted the Belgian Jupiler League red scoring 73 goals in 103 league appearances and 85 in 134 appearances for Blauw-Wit in all competitions.
According to several reports, Onuachu is unhappy in England and will be looking to leave the Championship side before the start of the 2023/24 season. The 29-year-old striker is not short of options and shockingly, his old club, Genk is said to be monitoring the situation of the striker.
Onuachu leaving Genk last in January did not just derail his career trajectory but also automatically ended Genk’s title pursuit as his replacement Tolu Arokodare as well as Kelvin John, Joseph Paintsil, and Mbwana Samatta all failed to fill the shoes he left behind.
Although Genk will not be able to pay half of the fee received from Southampton for the Nigerian, they will be pushing for a loan deal and a promise of helping him rediscover his career.