Following the agreement on fee between Arsenal and KAS Eupen for the transfer of Henry Onyekuru to the London club, a date has been set for the Nigerian youngster’s medical, according to OwnGoalNigeria.
The 19-year-old sensation has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs as Everton, Southampton and West Ham are reported to be interested in him whuke Scottish Premier League champions had a bid rejected for attacker in January.
The decision made Onyekuru to embark on strike but returned a few days later and apologized to the club. He then went on to grab 12 goals and three assists in his last 16 games for the Belgian side, helping them to avoid relegation.
He scored a total of 25 goals in 41 appearances for Eupen, making him a target for clubs across Europe but Arsenal remains his number one choice as he has always reiterated his desire to join the FA Cup
holders, having been an avid fan of the club and Thierry Henry his idol.
Sky Sports reported Arsenal are willing to pay £6.8M stated as his release clause in his Eupen’s contract and OwnGoalNigeria, quoting from Soccer Nigeria, said the Emirates outfits have offered him £38,000
per week on a deal speculated to be up to five years.
Onyekuru, originally a left-winger, is a versatile player as he can play anywhere in the front three but he is not expected to find things rosy in the Premier League like the Belgian League which is weaker in
comparison in the English top flight.
While agreeing personal terms may not be a herculean task, securing a work permit could prove the stumbling block in him moving to England.
The young lad is yet to be capped by Nigeria but could feature in the friendlies against Togo and Corscia.
And as per OwnGoalNigeria, a medical date has been set for after the friendlies.
Should the deal materialize, Arsene Wenger may be faced with the task of developing another Henry into a complete striker.