FC Midtjylland of Denmark striker, Paul Ebere Onuachu has sealed a deal that sees him break a long-standing transfer record held in the Scandinavian country by former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Ebenezer Oluwafemi Ajilore,
Onuachu’s transfer fee surpasses Ajilore’s €3.3m that took the Beijing Olympics silver medalist from Midtjylland to FC Groningen of Holland in July 2008, but the new kid on the block moves to Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi’s former club for €7m, with the deal to be confirmed under 48 hours.
Onuachu had been on Genk’s wish list since his stunning form with FCM last season, when he was Nigeria’s leading scorer in Europe for a long period, and the Belgian champions then stepped up their quest earlier in the summer, following which they have now secured their target
Though it is already the biggest transfer involving a Nigerian player from a Danish club, the fee may increase as a result of bonuses for the 25-year-old fast-rising towering star, who has scored 74 goals in 181 games since joining Midtjylland in 2012 from FC Ebedei of Shagamu.
However, Midtjylland are bound to get more from Onuachu’s soaring value, as the Herning-based side have retained a sell-on clause for any future sale of Genk’s new signing, who will link up with fellow-Nigerian attacking prospect, Stephen Odey at the Belgian top club.