- Cyriel Dessers has been called up to the Nigerian senior national team
- The 25-year-old scored 18 goals in the Eredivisie before the Dutch elite league was cancelled
- Dessers has now signed a four year contract with Belgian club Genk
Nigerian forward Cyriel Dessers who had a remarkable one-year spell in the Eredivisie with Heracles Almelo has joined top Belgium club Genk and has already teamed-up with the Luminus Arena giants
Genk have completed the signing of Dessers on a four-year deal and the 25-year-old Nigeria senior national team invitee will stay at the club until 2024.
Dessers joined the Heraclieden last summer from Utrecht on a three-year deal and enjoyed great success in his debut campaign with the side.
He scored a massive 18 goals in 29 appearances last season to earn the joint-topscorer position in the Dutch elite division before the league was cancelled, no thanks to the lockdown.
“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,” Genk’s sporting director Dimitri de Conde said.
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,” he tweeted.
Victor Osimhen who recently buried his father in Lagos made the trip directly to Italy with his representatives where they have been having discussions.
According to Victor Osimhen's representative Okolo, he claimed that the Nigerian striker was pleased with the environment in Italy.
“Yesterday, when he arrived in Naples, he headed straight to his first meeting with the club. On the way, he watched people walking around the city streets and confessed to me that he was positively impressed," Okolo said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Brown Ideye has ended his spell with top Greek side Aris Thessaloniki after new contract talks failed to reach an agreement, Brila reports.
The Super Eagles striker rejoined the Yellow-Blacks after his current deal expired on June 30th, 2020.
Reports claim that the 30-year-old has rejected a new offer that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2019-2020 campaign.
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