Nigeria forward Cyriel Dessers has joined Belgian Pro League club Genk on a four-year deal, reports Completesports.com.
Dessers linked up with the Smurfs from Eredivisie club Heracles Almelo.
The 25-year-old scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 29 appearances across all competitions for Heracles Almelo last season.
He spent one season at the club following his arrival from FC Utrecht last summer.
Reacting to the move, Genk’s sporting director Dimitri de Conde said it will enable the player to take his career to the next level.
“Cyriel has developed excellently in the Netherlands as a footballer and as a real goalscorer,” he told the club website.
“He is Belgian, still young and ready to take the next step in his career. The fact that he was a supporter of our club as a child only makes it even better.”
For the Belgian-Nigerian, who had spells at OH Leuven, Lokeren, NAC Breda and FC Utrecht, joining the Smurfs is a dream come true.
“As a little boy you dream of great things. I dreamed of KRC Genk,” Dessers tweeted.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.