Ike Ugbo is set to join Belgian Pro League side Genk on a permanent deal from Chelsea, Completesports.com reports.
Genk had a personal agreement with the Nigerian-born striker and Chelsea but Ligue 1 side Olympic Marseille threatened to scupper the deal by making a late bid for him.
According to Belgian online news hub hln.be, the Smurfs are expected to finalise the deal soon.
The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at Cercle Brugge, netting 16 goals in 32 appearances.
Ugbo began his career with Chelsea at under-10 level and turned professional for the club back in 2015.
Since then, the striker has had five spells away from Chelsea. First came a loan spell at Barnsley in 2017/18, where he made 16 appearances and netted on one occassion.
Ugbo found success in the Dutch second divisiion at Roda JC in 2019/20, where he made 28 appearances and scored 13 times.
He scored in Chelsea’s pre-season win against Bournemouth has not appeared since.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 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 The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.