Official: Cyriel Dessers Signs For KRC Genk

Cyriel Dessers has completed his move from Heracles to RC Genk, the Belgian side confirmed on Wednesday.

Belgian-born Dessers has signed a four-year deal until mid-2024 with De Limburger the club confirmed on its website.

The move marks a return to his homeland for Dessers after a four-year stint in the Eredivisie where he won the golden boot last season. 

The new Super Eagle invitee expressed delight at finally realising his dream move having tried out for Genk as a seven year old.

“I was born here, my dream was to play for KRC Genk. My team,” Dessers who will wear the number nine jersey said in a video released by Genk confirming the transfer.

“I am amazed to play in that amazing stadium. In football, you don’t get anything for free only hard work pays off, hard work to improve every day and make your dreams come true.

“Now I’m ready. Now I’m where I want to be.” 

Genk sporting director added: “Cyriel has developed excellently in the Netherlands as a footballer and as a real goalscorer. He is Belgian, still young and ready to take the next step in his career. The fact that he was a supporter of our club as a child only makes it even better.”

The 25-year-old Nigerian forward had been linked with a return to his homeland after an excellent campaign for Heracles. 

Dessers won the golden boot as the Eredivisie’s joint topscorer with 15 goals and he also scored another three in the KNVB Beker, taking his total goal haul for Heracles to 18 in 29 appearances in all competitions.

Genk will be Dessers’ fifth professional club having previously played for OH Leuven, Sporting Lokeren, NAC Breda and FC Utrecht.