Onuachu moves to Southampton from Genk, replaced by Arokodare

Premier League club, Southampton have completed the signing of striker Paul Onuachu from Belgian outfit, KRC Genk.

Onuachu penned a three-and-a-half year contract with the Saints.

The South Coast club beat Bundesliga side, Eintracht Frankfurt to the forward.

Southampton manager Nathan Jones said: “Paul is a significant signing for us and completes what has been an extremely positive month in terms of recruitment.

“He’s a handful to play against, has got a tremendous record throughout his career and he’s also someone who brings great experience with him, so he’ll be a really positive addition to the squad.”

Onuachu arrive the St Mary’s Stadium with huge reputation having scored 17 goals in 22 appearances for Genk this season.

In total, he departs with 85 goals in 134 games for the club, which he joined in 2019 from Danish side FC Midtjylland.

Meanwhile, he has been replaced by another Nigerian forward, Tolu Arokodare.

Arokodare linked up with the Smurfs from French Ligue 2 club, Amiens SC. Arokodare expressed his delight after completing the move.

“I am very happy to be in Genk. At this point in my career I can’t imagine a better club,”he told the club’s official website.

“Together with the team I hope to continue the good results of the first half of the season and to win prizes. Paul leaves big shoes to fill. But I am determined to give 100% for this great club.”

Genk’s sporting director Dimitri Conde explained the reason behind the club’s decision to sign the player.

“Despite his height, he is very agile, fast in the first meters and strong with his head”, de Condé said.