Belgian champions Genk confirm signing of Nigerian striker Odey
Belgian champions Genk confirm signing of Nigerian striker Odey
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Belgian champions Genk confirm signing of Nigerian striker Odey

Nigerian forward Stephen Odey has joined Belgian First Division A champions Racing Genk on a five-year contract from FC Zurich.

The new deal will tie him to the Belgian club Genk till 2024.

Confirming the new signing, Genk stated on their official website that "Stephen is a fast and explosive attacker. He stands firmly on his legs, is efficient and plays with a lot of energy.

"At FC Zürich he played 45 games last season in which he scored 15 times and gave 3 assists. Stephen is also a Nigerian International with 3 caps."

Though the transfer fee paid by Genk to FC Zurich has not been disclosed, a fee of 3.5 million euros has been mooted.

The 21-year-old Odey started his professional career with Nigeria Premier League side, MFM FC, before he was acquired by FC Zurich in 2017.

 

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