Onuachu led Genk to eighth (8th) place in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League for the 2021/22 season, registering 19 goals and two (2) assists in 29 league appearances.
In an interview with Bold.dk, Riddersholm said he was ‘absolutely convinced’ Onuachu will leave Genk this summer with the likes of Atletico Madrid, Fiorentina, Roma and Lazio all credited with an interest. for the Super Eagles striker.
Riddersholm said: “Yes, I am absolutely convinced he is”. I’m not saying he can play solidly for these clubs, but he can play an important role.
“For some clubs he wants to be a team player, where he has to have a few minutes, because they play a lot of matches in a season.
“The question is also whether he wants to be a strong starter at every turn or whether he has to take further steps. I can’t answer that.
Riddersholm noted that Onuachu could have left the Belgian club in the summer but financial uncertainty caused by coronavirus has complicated a move.
Genk’s 49-year-old coach said: “There are several things that kept him from smoking during the summer transfer window, including the uncertain financial situation due to Corona, and then he’s not not completely cheap either.
“I really hope he does well in the next transfer window, and until then I just have to say that he is extremely ambitious and tries every day to help his club. He has a huge mentality.
“He received a good education in Denmark, and I am happy that he is also a cultural carrier here. It’s cool that he’s just proving himself, but he’s ready to move on and he’s going to be gone.”
Paul Onuachu has scored 66 goals and provided 10 assists in just 106 appearances for Genk since joining Belgian side FC Midtjylland in August 2019.