Ardently courted by Olympique de Marseille, Ike Ugbo preferred to join Genk.
In search of a player capable of taking over from Arkadiusz Milik at the forefront of the Olympian attack, the leaders of theOlympic Marseille have multiplied the tracks, including that leading to Ike Ugbo, the young English striker of Chelsea, which Pablo Longoria had made one of the priorities of his recruitment
But the native of London, in advanced contact with Genk, rejected the advances of Ciel et Blanc, which he explained in the columns of So Foot.
“The young Ugbo might have opted for Marseille: a big club, in the south of France, close to the family. The prospect of playing against Lionel Messi… But today’s Ugbo thinks that might have been a mistake, said the 22-year-old. After the Circle, Genk seems to me to be the ideal step to take a further step. Why Genk? Mainly because of the players who have made their mark here in the past. When I see where they’ve ended up… When you’re young, you don’t pay too much attention to this kind of thing, otherwise I would have come sooner. I spoke with the club at the end of last season and they had a great project for me. Other teams came forward, but I felt I could find what I needed here at this point in my career. It was the project that won me over. I’m not yet at the level where I can consider winning the Champions League, or playing a major role elsewhere. I have to be smarter in my choices. «