With Arsenal currently linked to the Nigerian forward, with Sky Sports even stating that the club has reached a £6.8m deal to sign the player, we have decided to investigate and look whether Henry Onyekuru would be a good fit for the club. Although according to the report personal terms haven’t been agreed yet, they’re normally the easier of the two negotiations, so we should be seeing him holding up the Arsenal shirt at London Colney fairly soon.
The player was born in Nigeria and joined the Aspire Academy at an early age. He graduated the Academy and then joined Belgium team Eupen and helped get them promoted to the first division of Belgium football where he played last season. The player managed to get 23 goals from 38 appearances in the second division, whereas this season he’s managed 24 goals, which still placed him top goal scorer of the season.
With Giroud most likely off to the French league this summer; Arsenal will be looking for a forward with hopes of breaking through to the first team. Onyekuru normally plays on the left flank but can play the centre forward role and is well known for his pace and lethal finishing, as shown in his recent analysis video.
This could mean that the Gunners might have essentially wrapped up two deals before the transfer window has even opened, with Sead Kolasinac moving on a free to North London earlier in the month. However, Everton, Southampton, West Ham and West Brom have been snooping around the player, so Arsenal need to move fast. The player was close to moving to Celtic in the January transfer window, but the Belgium club didn’t want to sell in the winter transfer window.
Some fans might be put off that the so-called ‘big clubs’ haven’t been looking at the player. But, they weren’t looking at Rob Holding either and look how he turned out, so we can only hope.
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