North London giants, Arsenal have agreed a £6.8m fee with KAS Eupen for Nigerian striker Henry Chukwuemeka Onyekuru, Aoifootball.com has scooped.
The Gunners have been in talks with the Belgian side since last week, having led a string of Premier League teams interested in the 19-year-old, and have finally made a breakthrough.
According to sources, personal terms have not yet been agreed with the player’s representatives, but it is understood that Onyekuru is an avid Arsenal fan and is keen on the move.
Onyekuru put Arsenal on red-alert after making his intentions known way back in December 2016 that he would like to be kitted in the Gunners traditional red and white colours.
He revealed that his ambition to make the move to the Emirates came from the fact that his idol while growing up was Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry.
The 19-year-old forward was joint top scorer alongside Łukasz Teodorczy in the Belgium domestic league with 22 goals in the just concluded campaign.
The one-capped Super Eagles striker is thought to have a £6.8m release clause in his contract, and has already turned down moves to Belgian giants Brugge and Anderlecht.
Scottish big name, Celtic are also understood to have come close to signing him in January but Eupen refused to sell him during the winter transfer window.
Onyekuru is currently on international duty with Nigeria as he was recently called up to the Super Eagles squad by Technical adviser, Gernot Rohr ahead of the friendlies against Corsica and Togo respectively.
The striker made his debut for Nigeria against Corsica last week and if given the pecking orders against the Togo Hawks, he’ll be donning the Nigerian green and white colours for the second time.
The Eagles take on the Togo hawks at the Stade Municipal de Saint Leu La Foret, in Paris on Thursday, 1st June 2017 at 19:00hrs.