Arsenal have reached a deal with Belgian club KAS Eupen to sign Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru for a fee of £6.8 million.
The club started talks with the Belgian team last week and were at the forefront of a number of Premier League teams that were interested in the 19-year-old. While personal terms have not yet been agreed with the player’s manger, it is understood that Onyekuru is a huge Arsenal fan and is eager to make the move. It is known that teams including Everton, Southampton, West Ham and West Bromwich Albion were all interested in him.
Last season Onyekuru was the top scorer in the Jupiler League and scored his 20th goal towards the end of last month. There are reports of a £6.8 million release clause in his contract and he has already turned down moves to top Belgian clubs Brugge and Anderlecht.
In January Celtic reportedly came close to signing him but at the time Eupen refused to sell him. Onyekuru made his first appearance for Eupen in 2015 at just 17-years-old and he helped the club achieve promotion to the Belgian top flight during his first season.
At present Onyekuru is on international duty with Nigeria who are due to play a friendly match against South Africa at the end of next week.