Belgian First Division A side, Racing Genk have announced that Paul Onuachu has signed a new deal.
The Nigerian has agreed a one-year contract extension and he’s now tied to the Limburg club until the summer of 2024.
Onuachu has been rewarded with a new lucrative deal less than a week after scoring his 50th goal for Racing Genk, against Rapid Vienna in the opening round of matches in the UEFA Europa League.
The 27-year-old made it 51 goals in 79 appearances after coming off the bench to net another winner in a league match against Sint-Truidense VV at the weekend.
He has been a success since joining Racing Genk from FC Midtjylland in August 2019 for a fee of six million euros.
Last season, Onuachu mustered 33 goals in the Belgian First Division A, a feat that earned him the Golden Boot and the Professional Footballer of the Year awards.
A product of FC Ebedei, Onuachu was a member of the Super Eagles squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and has fifteen international caps to his name, scoring three goals.
Writing on their official website, Genk said;
“Our club has reached an agreement with Paul Onuachu on a contract extension for one season. He is now affiliated with KRC Genk until mid-2024.”
“Our Nigerian phenomenon debuted on September 1, 2019 for KRC Genk. In his first season he scored 10 times, in his second the counter only stopped at a staggering 35 goals. It earned him the title of top scorer , and because Paul is much more than a goalscoring machine , he was also voted Professional Footballer of the Year .”
“In the meantime, he has reached the milestone of 50 goals for our club. Last Thursday Onuachu was again decisive with the winner in Vienna, yesterday he did it again in the derby at Stayen. It brings his total in the current campaign to 6 pieces. In his last 51 games as Genkie, Paul has scored 42 goals.”
“As a club, we are very proud to still have Paul Onuachu in our midst. Together we will do everything we can to achieve our ambitions.”