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Arsenal begin talks to sign Nigerian striker

Arsenal  have begun official discussions to sign a Nigerian striker, Henry Onyekuru, according to a report on Sky Sports.

The 19-year-old, who presently plays for KAS Eupen, is the top scorer in the Belgium domestic league with 23 goals and has already been invited to the Super Eagles camp.

Aside Arsenal that are now appearing to be the front runners to sign the red-hot Onyekuru, a host of other premier league clubs are understood to also be waiting in the wings.

The other Premier League clubs linked with Onyekuru include Everton, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion, while a handful of Belgian teams are equally interested in the young prodigy.

The forward’s representatives have already told Sky Sports News HQ he wants to play in England and talks with two unnamed clubs were understood to be progressing recently.

Sources close to the player said they were confident the forward would play in the Premier League next season.

It seems the Gunners are now in the driving seat to acquire the services of the Nigerian forward.

Onyekuru, who has a £6.8m release clause in his contract, has already turned down moves to Belgian giants Brugge and Anderlecht.

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 made his debut for Eupen in 2015 as a 17-year-old and helped the club achieve promotion to the Belgian top flight in his debut season.

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