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Arsenal close in on 23 goals a season Nigerian striker

Arsenal have begun discussions to sign KAS Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru, according to Sky sources.

The 19-year-old finished the Belgium domestic league with 23 goals in both regular and post season, and he his also wanted by Everton, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion.

The forward’s representatives have already confirmed he wants to play in England and talks with two unnamed clubs were understood to be progressing recently.

Sources close to the player said they were confident the forward would play in the Premier League next season.

It seems the Gunners are now in the driving seat to acquire the services of the Nigerian forward.

Onyekuru, who has a £6.8m release clause in his contract, has already turned down moves to Belgian giants Brugge and Anderlecht.

Celtic are also understood to have come close to signing him in January but Eupen refused to sell him during the winter transfer window.

Onyekuru made his debut for Eupen in 2015 as a 17-year-old and helped the club achieve promotion to the Belgian top flight in his debut season.

ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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