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Ike Ugbo: Why I joined KRC Genk

Chelsea are willing to loan Nigerian-born striker Ike Ugbo to Serie A newcomers Salernitana.

Ike Ugbo has revealed why he chose to join Belgian Pro League club KRC Genk despite interest from other clubs.

The forward linked up with the Smurfs on a permanent deal from European champions Chelsea last month.

The 22-year-old scored on his debut against Anderlecht few minutes after coming on as a substitute.

“At the end of last season I already spoke with the club and they had a clear plan with me,” Ugbo told newsmen.

”There was interest from other teams, but I felt that I was here I could get what I need at this point in my career. For me, it was all about the plan.”

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