Last week, it was revealed by a Sky reporter that Henry Onyekuru was the subject of a interest from Arsenal and the Gunners had made an official offer for him. But a couple of days ago, David Ornstein of the BBC said that it was not true and was probably just the Nigerian’s agent that was spreading false rumours.
But now the player himself, who is currently with the Nigerian team preparing for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa, has openly admitted that talks are in progress and he is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his livelong hero. “Thierry Henry has always been my idol since I was a kid. I was watching him play, watching Arsenal and going to YouTube to watch most of his games,” Onyekuru was quoted as saying.
“I remember saying if I had to move to the Premier League I want to be like Thierry Henry, so it’s likely to come true and I’m looking towards it at the moment.
“It’s a good feeling for a club like Arsenal to make a bid for me, this is due to my hard work in training and games.
“I am waiting and working towards it and we’ll see how it goes after the qualifiers.”
So, what’s going on? Are Arsenal just refusing to tell the BBC about an official bid? Or is his agent going so far as to lie to Onyekuru about a possible deal?
I think we should be told!