Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru has stated that he is “ready” to face the challenge of the Premier League if he does make a mover this summer, but will decide his next move after Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifier at home against South Africa.
The 19-year-old KAS Eupen striker emerged as the joint-top scorer in the Belgian league with 22 goals in his first top-flight campaign and has attracted interests from several clubs in Europe.
Arsenal, Everton, Southampton, Anderlecht and Club Brugge are some of the clubs tracking the highly rated striker.
Onyekuru who is expected to make his debut for the Super Eagles in Friday’s international friendly told nieuwsblad.be in an interview that two Belgian teams (Anderlecht and Club Brugge) have also contacted his representative but it remains to be seen if they can match his £6.8million valuation.
“I keep repeating the same thing these past few months, anything is possible. Anderlecht, Club Brugge or a move to England. I have not decided,” he told nieuwsblad.be.
“I have had fun in Belgium, but I have always dreamed of the Premier League.
“I do not really want to make a choice quickly, because it is a decision for life. One that is very important for my future and that of my family, so I’ll have to think carefully about. After the international break, I will decide.”
The Qatari Aspire Academy product also rued missing out on the Belgian Professional Football Player of the Year award where he finished third behind Anderlecht’s Youri Tieleman and KV Oostende’s Nany Dimata.
“Actually I was a little disappointed. I know it’s only my first season in first division, but yet I had hoped to win.
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