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Done deal: KRC Genk sign Ike Ugbo from Chelsea

Done deal: KRC Genk sign Ike Ugbo from Chelsea

Ike Ugbo has reportedly joined Belgian Pro League side KRC Genk on a permanent deal from Chelsea.

The Nigeria international has signed a four-year contract with the Belgian club, who reportedly paid £3m for his signature.

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The Blues could also recoup another £2-3m worth of add-ons.

It has also been reported that Chelsea have inserted a 20 per cent sell-on clause in the deal.

Marseille had also been interested in signing the Blues academy product.

Ugbo began his career with Chelsea at under-10 level, turning professional in 2015.

About Ike Ugbo

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On 17 July 2017, Ugbo signed a season-long loan deal with Barnsley. On 5 August 2017, Ugbo made his debut off the bench against Bristol City which resulted in a 3–1 loss. On 3 January 2018, Ugbo’s loan spell with Barnsley was terminated, following a lack of game time.

The next day, Ugbo joined League One club Milton Keynes Dons on loan for the remainder of the 2017–18 season. On 6 January 2018, Ugbo made his debut for the club, featuring in a 0–1 third round FA Cup away victory over Queens Park Rangers.

He joined Scunthorpe United on loan in August 2018, alongside Jak Alnwick.

In August 2019, it was announced the striker would head to Holland to spend the season on loan at Roda JC in the Dutch second tier.

On 18 August 2020, he went to Belgian club Cercle Brugge on loan.

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