Paul Onuachu has already scored 18 goals in 18 appearances for Genk and Wesley Sonck, who scored 30 goals in 2002, has now said he believes the striker could go on to equal or even surpass his record.
“That could well be,” Wesley told Sporza when asked if Onuachu could match his 30-goal tally.
“He must then be spared injuries.
“He still has time, but it has indeed been a long time since anyone could achieve such figures.”
Sonck said he has been most impressed with the Super Eagles striker.
“He is a bull’s eye. He moves reasonably well and has very good feet for his height. You knew that he would score goals. He is more than 2 meters tall: if you throw a ball into the box, you know it will win a header duel,” he remarked.
“But so many goals, that’s impressive. I did not expect that.”
He also said he expects Onuachu to cash in on his goals with a big-money transfer soon.
“He will not stay with Genk long,” Sonck predicted.