Well it looks there could be some good Arsenal transfer rumours this morning with the news that the young Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru is in France and has managed to obtain a UK working visa and can now begin in earnest his discussions with Arsenal and other Premier League sides. The 20 year-old scored 24 goals in 41 appearances for Eupen last season despite playing on the wing and is considered to be a rising star in Belgium.
A source has informed SCORENigeria: “Henry has been in Paris, he is there with his agents.
“He has been granted his visa to UK and he is now studying all the offers and possibilities with his handlers.
“His first choice is a Premier League club.”
The report also states Arsenal remain “a serious option” according to the player’s agent after they agreed a transfer fee with Eupen as well as personal terms with Onyekuru.
Although Arsenal have agreed a £6.8million transfer fee and the youngster has agreed terms, he is still yet to sign a contract, and is believed to also aim to discuss terms with other teams like West Ham, Swansea and Newcastle United. Henry has made it clear that he likes Arsenal, but he previously also set out some of his terms. ‘I’m still young and I still have a long career to pursue but now I need to play.” he said.
‘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.’
There is also a big possibility of Arsenal signing him, and then loan him out to a club where he will be promised that he can play every week. This is probably the best option for Wenger, as he can then see how the youngster is progressing while having the option of bringing him back next season. Or do you think he may be able to go straight into the Arsenal first team?