In the past few of transfer windows, Belgian side KRC Genk managed to make several big transfers.

The greatest of them was the sale of Paul Onuachu to Southampton with the striker moving on a €18m deal in the January transfer window.

To speak about that kind of business, Gianluca Di Marzio’s website managed to speak to the club’s youth football director Roland Breugelmans.

In that conversation, the chief talked about several transactions Genk have been involved in, and had a special mention about Onuachu’s transfer to Southampton, claiming they just couldn’t hold him after what the Saints had put on the table.

“The offers from the Premier League are really important, both for us and for the players,”
Breugelmans the Italian website.

“Onuachu moved to Southampton in January, he was our most important player, he scored 25-30 goals a season. But then when an important proposal came for us and for him we let him go.”

Onuachu had indeed been doing great for Genk this season, with 17 goals in 22 appearances.

He had arrived at the Belgian side on a €6m move from FC Midtjylland in the summer of 2019, and had a total record of 85 goals and ten assists in 134 appearances.

The striker now prepares to show at Southampton what he’s capable of.

So far, he hasn’t been able to score any goals, as he only played in the Saints’ recent defeats to Brentford and Wolves, but his skills will certainly soon start showing up.