According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are in talks to sign Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru from Belgian side KAS Eupen.
The 19 year old has bagged 20 goals this season in Belgian Division One, and according to the report he has a release clause of £6.8m.
Arsenal in talks to sign Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru from Belgian side KAS Eupen. Release clause £6.8m. Top scorer in Belgium
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) May 22, 2017
Last month Arsene Wenger spoke about Arsenal’s need to improve its scouting and to be more decisive in the transfer market when it comes to young players.
He cited the examples of Antoinne Griezmann and N’Golo Kante who were both on our radar but ended up elsewhere.
“Griezmann, Kanté, we could have signed them,” said Wenger, “but we missed the opportunity to do so, not necessarily because of our financial restrictions but because we weren’t rapid enough.”
Perhaps this is one of those players that Wenger feels will develop into something special, but his profile doesn’t fit into the manager’s assertion yesterday that the club needed to add ‘top quality’ this summer to make it contenders again.
Our poo-o-meter has almost finished its cleansing enema ahead of the silly season, so for now we’ll have go give this one manual poos, and we’re going with a runny 8 on this one.
It seems unlikely – but here’s a look at some of his goals anyway.