super eagles Striker Paul Onuachu’s future in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League with Genk looks uncertain as Belgian giants KRC Genk are closing in on signing young Nigerian and Slavia Prague striker Yira Sor. PUNCH Extra Sports reports.

Genk could announce the completion of the transfer as early as January 1, the opening day of the winter transfer window.

HBVL, a Danish online media outlet, reports that Prague has accepted an offer of €6.5 million for the young Nigerian. The deal is expected to be completed and announced in the coming days.

The 22-year-old striker has scored two goals in nine appearances for Prague in the current 2022/23 campaign and has reportedly landed in Genk where he will undergo medical tests.

Sor has been on the Smurfs radar since the summer. The Belgians were keen to break their transfer record to secure the young Nigerian as a replacement for Onuachu, who has been linked with a January departure from the club.

Genk have enjoyed a great start to their league campaign, thanks in no small part to goals from the Super Eagles striker.

Onuachu, who joined Genk in 2019 from FC Midtjylland where he scored 74 goals in 181 appearances, has scored 14 goals in 16 appearances in all competitions in the 2022/23 season and has attracted interest from many clubs.

But the Nigeria international has played down speculation linking him to a Genk departure when the January transfer window reopens, insisting he is happy at the Belgian Pro League club.

The Nigerian striker recently revealed that it was difficult to leave Genk as there were no concrete offers for him despite reports linking him with transfers to Aston Villa, Southampton and Atlético Madrid.

Speaking about his future, the 28-year-old said: “Who knows? Anything can happen in soccer. But I’m still very happy at KRC Genk and I don’t necessarily want to move on.

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