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Newcastle Make Move For In Demand – New Striker Target

Newcastle have been linked with a move for 20 year-old Nigeria International Henry Onyekuru, according to sources in Africa as reported in the Chronicle today.

He currently plays for KAS Eupen who play in the Belgian First Division which is the second tier in Belgian football and last season he scored 24 goals and had 9 assists in 41 total appearances.

So even though it’s in the second division in Belgium this forward looks a class player in the making and some big clubs are said to be after him, including Arsenal.

20 year-old Nigeria International Henry Onyekuru

Henry made his International debut for Nigeria  in a 3-0 friendly win over Togo 8 days ago on June 1st.

In the two seasons he’s played in Belgium with KAS Eupen, he has made 60 appearances with 30 goals and 11 assists and that’s a very good goal scoring record even though it is in the second tier in Belgium.

There have been reports in the last day or two that Arsenal are very interested in signing and very close to lodging a bid, but the youngster is willing to snub big clubs if he will not get playing time there.

This is what Henry said speaking to KweseESPN:

“The first and most important thing for a player is to get playing time. I’m still young and I still have a long career to pursue but now I need to play.”

“My agents are in talks with top clubs in the Premier League, Bundesliga, French league and others. If they accept our terms, then I’ll make a decision.”

“It’s not just about going to a big club and sitting on the bench. It’s not good for me, or being loaned to a club where I won’t play or where I will struggle to play.”

“The money can come later but for now, I just want to play to improve, not just to play for a big club.”

Henry wanting to play regularly could be a problem for Newcastle, especially if Tammy Abraham signs on loan and we have to play the Chelsea striker, but Henry could also be sent out on loan for a year.

And maybe after another year playing first team football he could become the player who could come in next summer and solve Newcastle’s striker problem?

We don’t know how much Henry would cost but this lad looks a potential future star.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #2

    The club has opened discussions with Yoan Gouffran’s representatives, which may see the Frenchman extend his stay at St. James’ Park.

  • Our Toon

    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Arsenal have already signed him

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #4

    You mean Gouffran, OT???

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #5

    I thought he’d signed for Arsenal too. But checking sky sports they only have kolasinac down the n transfers in.

  • hibbit

    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #6

    our toon
    Arsenal have already signed Gouffran never seen that coming !!!!

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Reckon Gouffy is the new Dirk Kuyt. Rafa loves his grafters

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8


    Anything is possible after yesterday’s events!

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Ibrahimovic has been released by Man Utd.
    Be linked with him soon!


    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Goofy will be stopping on significantly lower wages surely they are the reason he couldn’t he shifted past season

  • cyprus

    Jun 9, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #11

    You’re welcome to come but no guarantees re playing time. Score goals, you may get it.
    But score them and you’ll be deified.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 9, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Really want us to go all out for this top young talent. I also thought he was heading for Arsenal but after his latest comments we stand a big chance to sign him. Rafa make it so, you know you wanna.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 9, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Shay Given released from stoke.
    Would love him back at the club as a goalkeeping coach, Or even in a Ambassadorial role.
    A great servant who deserves all the praise he gets

  • G

    Jun 9, 2017 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Latest rumour on Given is the mackems have offered him a 1 year playing deal, as Pickford has put a transfer request in. Probs rubbish, but I thought I would share anyway.

  • AncientC

    Jun 9, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #15


    Interesting report in the Chronicle. Remember when some people were saying they would fear the club being sold in case we ended up with worse than Mike Ashley. That wouldn’t appear to be as big of a worry now.

  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 9, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Watching us trying to get players in is like watching highlights of big brother.

    Day 48 5.30pm nothings frigging happening.

  • Bobbybee

    Jun 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #17

    What does it say about so called big clubs like Leeds and Sunlun, that Monk leaves Leeds, ignores Sunlun and signs for Boro? 🙂 Oh how the mighty have fallen. Not my cup of tea, but Monk is viewed as a good up and coming manager by many people, yet he sees Boro as a better option than Leeds and the scum down the A1231. That has got to hurt, surely? 🙂 Still, Pardew is still available!

  • nufcursed

    Jun 9, 2017 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m sorry to say but you got your facts wrong! KAS Eupen are NOT in the Belgian second tier, they play in the first division as in Belgian Premier League!
    You don’t seem to do research concerning Belgian teams, leagues and players..

  • giimps

    Jun 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Give the guy a break, he’s going through, Chemo for his cancer, giving us as much info as he can re any snippets gleaned from various news outlets worldwide as well as running the most popular NUFC blog and your having a go at him for getting the league one of the 120+ players were linked with plays in…..well Ed I’ll forgive you this once mate………I hope your treatment is going well and your in good shape ,keep up the good work!!!!


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