Arsenal aren’t holding back in their preparations to strengthen the squad following an absolutely dismal season in the Premier League.
The Gunners finished outside of the top four for the first time in 20 years, and a campaign of Thursday night Europa League now awaits the likes of Alexis and Ozil.
However, in an attempt to get the fans back on their side, Arsenal officials have opened talks with a number of different players, with the latest being slightly less known.
According to the reliable Sky Sports reporter, Kaveh Solhekol, Arsenal have entered the early stages of trying to sign Nigerian striker, Henry Onyekuru.
Arsenal in talks to sign Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru from Belgian side KAS Eupen. Release clause £6.8m. Top scorer in Belgium
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) May 22, 2017
The 19-year-old is one of the hottest topics to come out of the 2016/17 campaign in Belgium’s top division, despite his side finishing in the bottom half of the table.
Onyekuru has a £6.8million release clause in his contract which would make it a steal for Arsenal to sign him within the next few weeks.
KAS Eupen would jump at the chance to make that sort of financial gain, despite him being their top goalscorer having bagged 24 goals and nine assists in 41 games.
However, the Gunners will face serious competition for the Nigerian’s services, with Southampton, Everton, Middlesbrough and West Brom all in the running.
Onyekuru is a huge Arsenal fan though and it’s his dream to play for the club, making the personal terms an easy part of these negotiations.
This really does look like a serious signing for Arsene Wenger to make, but it won’t please the supporters much, who are now sick of placing their hopes on unknown players.
The likes of Yaya Sanogo, Takuma Asano and Kelechi Nwakali have been purchased in recent season, all of which match the scenario of signing Onyekuru!