Racing Genk of Belgium attacker, Stephen Odey has received a double loan offer that could see him head out of the Belgian Jupiler League outfit to either Ankaragucu of Turkey or Guingamp of France, megasportsarena.com reports.
The former Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministry (MFM) FC of Lagos youngster has found the going tough since joining Genk from FC Zürich of Switzerland and the arrival of Cyriel Dessers from Heracles Almelo of Holland has further pushed him down the pecking order, such that a loan option at Guingamp appears to be a welcome solace for him.
Odey may now end up leaving the Nigerian pair of Dessers and Paul Ebere Onuachu behind at Genk, as reports out of Belgium have suggested that the club with a long history of Nigerian players on their roll call are willing to let him go on loan to the French second division club or, preferably, seek the golden fleece playing for Ankaragucu in Turkey.
It would be a welcome change of scene and new terrain for a revival by Odey, who moved to Genk from Zürich a year ago for 3.5 million Euros but, despite notching a goal against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League group stage last season, he is yet to score in 201 minutes of Jupiler League action.
This season, Odey failed to make Genk’s matchday squad in their first three league games and a top journalist, Sasha Tavolieri has now disclosed that the Belgian club are already discussing a plan with Guingamp about taking the youngster on a season-long loan deal, with option to buy at the expiration of the initial agreement.
However, an another report by Het Belang van Limburg added that Odey could instead be sent on loan to Ankaragucu, who are now coached by former RSC Anderlecht of Belgium striker, Luc Nilis, but they finished bottom of the Turkish Super Lig last season.
The Ankara-based will, however, still play in the Turkish top-flight league this season, after all relegations were put off at the end of the past campaign due to the halt caused by coronavirus; and Odey could now opt for Ankaragucu instead of an earlier touted move to Guingamp.