Vrancken refuses to rule out Onuachu exit


Genk manager, Wouter Vrancken, has refused to rule out the exit of Nigerian forward, Paul Onuachu from the Belgian Pro League outfit this summer, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

The 28-year-old Nigeria international missed the opening three top-flight matches for the Smurfs this season due to an injury he suffered earlier during pre-season but came on as a substitute in their fourth fixture.

He was absent from the season opener when Genk lost 3-2 to Club Brugge, defeated Standard Liege and KAS Eupen 3-2 and 4-2 respectively.

But last weekend, Onuachu made his injury return for the last 18 minutes as Genk registered a 4-1 victory against Zulte Waregem last weekend.

“Paul is taking steps and continues to push. I hope he will be back soon,” Vrancken told Voetbal Nieuws

“You cannot rule out the possibility that he will leave this summer.”

Last season, Onuachu made 35 First Division A appearances for Genk, scored 21 goals and provided two assists.

He joined Genk in August 2019 from Midtjylland, for whom he made 135 league appearances in total, scoring 52 goals and providing four assists.

Genk are currently second on the Belgian Pro League table with nine points from four matches, three points adrift leaders Royal Antwerp.