Genk star Paul Onuachu has opened the door to join Arsenal after publicly revealing his admiration towards the north London club.
The striker has been in fine form for the Belgian side, scoring 29 goals in 33 league games this season. He has two more goals to his name in cup competitions.
Onuachu’s scoring record for the Jupiler Pro League side has seen him attract attention from elsewhere.
During an interview with Sporza, the 26-year-old didn’t confirm the possibility of changing clubs in the summer. The Nigeria international, however, did detail his ‘dream destination’.
“I really like Arsenal. [Emmanuel] Adebayor, one of the players I admired most, played there. I really was a fan of him, including Kanu. I really love watching Arsenal too,” Onuachu was quoted as saying by Voetbal Nieuws.
The player’s current deal runs down in 2024 and although his employer have a desire to retain him, Genk sporting director Dimitri De Condé admitted the next market maybe the right time for him to look for a new challenge.
“I have to be honest: if I had been told that at the start of the season, I would not have believed it. He scores, he progresses, he has stability. But just thinking about his possible departure, it generates stress,” De Condé told La Dernière Heure.
When further quizzed if this is Onuachu’s last season at club, De Condé explained: “As a sporting director, I want to see him stay. That said, it may be the moment for him to leave. It is a complex issue.
“Everything will depend on the market. Maybe we’ll find a solution with him, an offer he’ll accept? But, if there is a possibility for him to stay, I will do anything to seize it.”