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Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo agrees personal terms with KRC Genk — report

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It’s happening?

Chelsea Pre-Season Training Session Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Ike Ugbo took part in training on Monday, just as he had been all last week, but it sounds like his time at Chelsea is drawing to an end fairly shortly.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the 22-year-old has agreed personal terms with KRC Genk, who had been one of the teams most heavily linked this summer in a transfer worth around £5m, maybe a bit more.

It’s a nice reward for a striker who persevered through multiple false starts in his first few loan moves away after graduating from the Academy. He’s scored 30 goals across the last two seasons, including 17 at Cercle Brugge last season, who largely avoided relegation from thanks to those goals. Ugbo is now set to join a team that finished at the other end of the Belgian top division, who also earned a spot in the Champions League qualifying rounds. That’s set to start in just a couple weeks, so there’s no time to waste!