Super Eagles striker set to join top European club in the Champions League for N9.5bn

Super Eagles striker set to join top European club in the Champions League for N9.5bn

- Paul Onuachu could be leaving Genk for Ligue 1 side Lyon in the January window

- The 26-year-old has been in good scoring form for the Belgian outfit this season

- The Nigerian international has scored 19 goals in 19 appearances for RKC Genk this term

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Paul Onuachu is about to take the biggest step in his playing career as he is set to join French club Olympique Lyonnais in the January window.

Moussa Dembele recently left the club to join La Liga side Atletico Madrid on a six-month loan deal which has paved way for the Nigerian international.

The 26-year-old has been in good scoring form for KRC Genk this season as he has found the back of the net 19 times in the same number of appearances this campaign.

Super Eagles striker set to join top European club in the Champions League for N9.5bn
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It is understood that the Ligue 1 side would cough out €20million for the services of Super Eagles striker for the next five years.

Onuachu who joined Genk from Danish outfit FC Miidtylland has a contract until June 2024 and it looks like he could be leaving the club in the winter window.

But the Nigerian striker would face stiff competition from Algerian striker Islam Slimani who has also been linked with a move from Monaco to Lyon.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paul Onuachu is the highest goalscorer in all of Europe's elite leagues after taking his tally to 14 goals this season.

The Nigerian international was on target for Genk in their 4-2 win over Europa League contingents Royal Antwerp.

The 26-year-old brought his side level after Koji Miyoshi had put Antwerp in the lead in the third minute and added his second, four minutes later to keep Genk in front.

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Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu was in another brilliant form for his Belgian club Genk, scoring a brace as they defeated Royal Antwerp 4-2 in Jupiler League encounter.

Paul Onuachu has been delivering eye-catching performances in front of goal in the current campaign and again impressed against Royal Antwerp.

The 26-year-old Nigerian striker was handed his 12th start in 14th League appearances and scored his second consecutive brace.

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