Arsenal have agreed to pay £6.8million for Super Eagles and KAS Eupen forward Henry Onyekuru, the player presently is yet to agree on personal terms.
The forward leads the top scorer chart in the Jupiler League, notching his 20th goal on May 20, and has been of interest to Everton, Southampton, West Ham and West Brom.
Anderlecht and Celtic have also matched the offer for Onyekuru, however, the player is keen to continue his career in the English Premier League. The Gunners have been in talks with the Belgian side since a week ago, having driven a string of Premier League teams interested in the 19-year-old goal machine.
The 19-year-old is away on international duty with Nigeria in the wake of being called up for the Super Eagles friendly matches against Corsica and Togo.
According to Sky Sports, personal terms have not yet been agreed with the player’s agents, but rather that he is an enthusiastic Arsenal fan and understood to be excited about a move to the Emirate and it looks like his dreams of playing for the North London side will come true after they met his release clause
Onyekuru finished the season firmly in Belgium, scoring 10 goals in 10 games amid the play-off stage in the league. Also, having scored 12 times during the season, Onyekuru passed up a major opportunity for the ‘Golden Bull’ to RSC Anderlecht forward Lukasz Teodorczyk, who scored more away goals than the Nigerian striker.
Onyekuru likewise scored twice in the Belgian Cup, completing the season with 24 goals in 41 games. It was without a doubt a breakthrough season for the striker.
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