NUFC submit offer for Belgian league top scorer – reports

Reports last night claim that Newcastle have made a rival offer for Arsenal target Henry Onyekuru – the 19-year-old wonder kid who was the top scorer in Belgium last season.

It was recently announced that the Gunners had activated the £6.8m release clause for the Nigerian forward, however the player himself has recently stated that he is looking for a club that can offer him regular first team football.

Whilst Arsenal may seem a more attractive proposition than Newcastle, his demand for game time could just give us the edge.

According to the Express, a source close to the player has revealed the Newcastle have offered Onyekuru a £36,000-a-week contract, with the Nigerian set to fly to England next week to speak with several of the interested parties:

“Newcastle United have joined in the race to sign Henry [Onyekuru],” the source told website ScoreNigeria.

“They contacted his agency Mercato on Wednesday and offered to pay him £36,000-a-week.”

“The talk is on-going between them and the agent.”

The 19-year-old can play out wide or up top and scored an impressive 22 goals in the Belgian league last season, despite his current side, K.A.S. Eupen, finishing 13th out of a possible 16 teams in the Belgium top flight.

Here’s the highly rated Onyekuru in action last season:

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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