Genk have expressed confidence that newly signed defender Mujaid Sadick Aliu is ready to take the next big step of his career.
The Belgian club have signed 21-year-old central defender Sadick, whose father is Nigerian and mother Ghanaian, from Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna for the next four seasons.
“Mujaid is ready to take it one step further,” Genk Sports director Dimitri De Conde said.
“We believe he has a bright future ahead of him. He is young and strong, very fast and unyielding as a defender.
“Our schedule next season will be a lot more filled with European football. we need a slightly wider selection. Mujaid gives us extra options in the back. “
Sadick was born in Logroño, in the northeast of Spain. He has a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother. He has the Spanish and Nigerian nationality, but has already represented Spain at the national U18 and U19.
He turned 21 in March. Five years ago he entered the Deportivo youth categories. Two years later, then trainer Clarence Seedorf made him debut in the Primera División.
Sadick has remained loyal to Depor in recent turbulent seasons and developed into a strong modern central defender at the club.