According to Sky Sports, Arsenal have agreed a £6.8m fee with Belgian club KAS Eupen for striker Henry Onyekuru.
The 19-year-old, a graduate of the Aspire Academy, has scored 24 goals and made 14 assists in his debut season in Belgium’s top flight.
Unsurprisingly, his numbers have attracted attention from a host of top European clubs with the likes of Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Red Bull Leipzig, Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Monchengladbach, Lyon, Lille, Monaco, Nice, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Fiorentina and Roma all linked.
Sky, who first pushed this link last week, claim that the Gunners have yet to agree personal terms with Onyekuru who could also face potential work permit complications as he’s not yet been capped by his country. The teenager is part of Nigeria’s squad to face Togo tomorrow and is hoping to make his debut.
With Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo likely to leave this summer, and Lucas Perez assessing his options, there is potentially room for a young striker. That said, it does raise questions about Chuba Akpom’s long-term future at the club.
Onyekuru may not be a big name signing (leading some to already question why we’re bothering) but he does at least have big support. Check this out from Ian Wright…
Remember watching the news when I signed for Arsenal,fans said “why we signing him” Good luck to you Henry.I found the way to shut them up ? pic.twitter.com/OduRJVAsXm
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) May 31, 2017