Onyekuru to earn N15m a week at Arsenal
Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru is closing in on a dream move to English Premier League side Arsenal after the Gunners agreed a £6.8m fee for his transfer with Belgium side KAS Eupen.
The 19 year old who scored 25 goals for modest Belgium side Eupen will earn a salary of £38,000 (15 million in Nigerian Naira) a week at the Emirates.
Already the gunners have fixed a date for his medical, which will take place after his involvement with the senior national team of Nigeria ends with the game against South Africa on the 10th of June.
Onyekuru made his senior national team debut for Nigeria against Corsica, and he is also in contention to play against Togo in another friendly game tomorrow, where he could line up alongside his teammate to be Alex Iwobi.Some other issues left to be trashed out in the deal includes several add ons due to Eupen, compensation to Aspire Academy and also bonuses the forward will earn season in, season out throughout the length of what will most likely be a five year deal.
Celtic we can confirm are also mulling over an offer for the Nigerian who has scored 24 goals this season and provided 14 assists.
The goal-scoring winger has previously spoken of his desire to test himself in the Premier League but has plenty of options. Eupen have bids from Anderlecht and Club Brugge while the exhaustive list of clubs to have made other offers includes Arsenal, Red Bull Leipzig, Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Monchengladbach, Lyon, Lille, Monaco, Nice, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Fiorentina and Roma.
Report by Miyen Akiri