24-goal striker confirms Arsenal have made offer to sign him

By on June 3, 2017

According to quotes by ESPN, KAS Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru has confirmed that Arsenal have made an offer to sign him this summer.

The Nigerian international emerged as a surprise target for Arsene Wenger last month with Sky Sports News reporting that Arsenal had agreed to trigger the strikers £6.8m release clause.

Further reports from Nigerian via Football London suggested that the 19-year-old is due to undergo a medical after the current international break after agreeing personal terms with Arsenal over a contract worth £38,000-a-week.

Onyekuru has now confirmed to the Nigerian Football Federation that Arsenal have indeed made an offer to sign him this summer and he suggests he’s looking forward to following in the footsteps of his idol Thierry Henry.

The striker is quoted as saying by ESPN:

“It’s a good feeling for a club like Arsenal [to] come to make an offer for me — this is due to my hard work in training and games. It’s a good feeling. I am waiting and working towards it and we’ll see how it goes after the [Nigeria] qualifiers.”

“Thierry Henry has always been my idol since I was a kid. I love watching him play, watching Arsenal and going to YouTube to watch most of his games.

“I remember saying if I had to move to the Premier League I want to be like Thierry Henry, so it’s like a dream come true and I’m looking towards it at the moment.”

I must admit I was skeptical at first but it looks like all the speculation is accurate and we are in fact closing in on a deal to sign Onyekuru over the coming weeks.

The teenager has just come off the back of a breakthrough campaign with Eupen that saw him score 24 goals in all competitions to finish the season as the Belgian top flights leading goal-scorer.

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He’s certainly an exciting talent and I think he’s being lined-up as a potential replacement for Lucas Perez as he’s a left-side attacker who is comfortable playing up front.

However, we still need to hurdle a major stumbling block as Onyekuru will struggle to obtain a work permit given he only has 2 caps for Nigeria so we’ll have to apply for a ‘special talent’ visa.

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