It seems that Newcastle are making a strong move for Arsenal target Henry Onyekuru and there’s an exclusive report we have put in an offer that’s reported to include offering the 20 year-old £36K/week wages.
Onyekuru currently plays for Belgium second division club KAS Eupen, but has had two good seasons there and he has already been capped once by the Nigerian National side.
Arsenal have been speaking with the player and Henry has talked highly of the Gunners and his hero Thierry Henry very highly, but the youngster also wants to play first team football and he will get a better chance of doing that at Newcastle than at Arsenal.
20 year-old Henry Onyekuru – Newcastle make bid?
He has already made is clear he could reject offers from big clubs if there’s no chance of him playing in the first team there.
Newcastle and the Gunners are both willing to pay the KAS Eupen striker’s £6.8M release clause in his contract, so the fee is not a problem.
And there’s an exclusive from Score Nigeria today that Newcastle have come in and offered the 20 year old £36K/week to join the Magpies.
Onyekuru scored a good 24 goals and 9 assists in 41 appearances for Belgian club Eupen last season and still has three years left on his current deal.
In total he has made 60 appearances with 30 goals and 11 assists in his two seasons at Eupen and that’s a good return.
West Ham and Anderlecht are also said to be linked with the striker, but it appears the Gunners and the Magpies are in the lead to sign the youngster.
Henry made his International debut for Nigeria in a 3-0 friendly win over Togo on June 1st.
There have been reports in the last few days that Arsenal are close to lodging a bid, but it looks like Newcastle have already stolen a march on the north London club, if the report in Score Nigeria is accurate.
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