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Genk Boss Van Den Brom: Paul Onuachu Is Not Ready To Play

Genk Boss  Van Den Brom:  Paul Onuachu Is Not Ready To Play

Genk coach John van den Brom says Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu is not fit for action yet, Completesports.com reports.

Onuachu struggled to make impact in Genk’s opening two games of the campaign against Club Brugge and Standard Liege.

The 27-year-old was surprisingly left out of Friday night’s 4-3 home defeat to KV Oostende .

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“I saw Paul in training this week and talked to him. I thought he was not ready for this game and he agreed,” van den Brom told Eleven Sports.

“The focus has to be there and we have to be honest with the other players. There should be no drama.”

The forward was top scorer in the Belgian Pro League last season with 33 goals and three assists in 38 league appearances.

Genk will face Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donestk in a UEFA Champions League third round qualifying tie on Tuesday.

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  • Let Paul make his dream move Mr manager….Paul wants to play in the premier league and a once in a life time opportunity has just flashed but the Greed of Genk wants to rob him of that chance…..why would he be ready to play for Genk?

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    Why will he be ready to play… It is becoming a culture that teams from Belgium buy very cheap and become very greedy in their valuation of a player when they want to sell… they want almost 30mille Euros for Onuachu, and at 27yrs,they are almost frustrating his dream move to the EPL… I am sure West Ham has submitted a concrete bid of something within the range of 20mille Euros in this Corona times… they have now refused to further up their bid and have threatened to pull out of the deal for Onuachu. This is what Club Brugge did to Emmanuel Dennis that their relationship turned sour… bids of around 15mille Euros were submitted for Dennis from Atalanta, Italy as well as Leeds… each time Club Brugge turned it down that they won’t sell for less than 25mille Euros… when everyone left them with Dennis they could not placate the player anymore… It’s replaying with Onuachu again… greedy clubs. Later they will make it all his fault… Call him stubborn, call him uncooperative and team disruptor. It does not take magic to tell that Onuachu is only at Genk in body now and his mind has left the place… When they are willing to be realistic with their demands for Onuachu, it will be too late then…

  • Elijah Samson 3 years ago

    I know that there are still reasonable people in Nigeria. God bless you all for that wonderful comments. One love.

  • But to be frank what this European club are doing with the outrageous price for Onuachu is not good. Haba! Supposing it is one oyinbo player from Belgium or France that scored that number of goals last season they wouldn’t price that way. Is that how much they paid for Hazard, Lukaku etc when they bought them from Belgian club then?

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      @tayo… exactly. Osimhen’s transfer amount was that way because he had age by his side as well as supremely gifted performance levels… you know those who value players put in a lot of variables… Players with high resale value like Osimhen and Chukwueze will often cost a fortune… but for one like Onuachu at almost 27yrs 20mille Euros is a good deal… but I am sure if he were European he won’t go for less than 35mille even at that age… but Genk should do well by him since he has really serve them well… even Umeruo was begging Genk on his behalf to let him go… One love.

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