Arsenal transfer target Henry Onyekuru has shown his confidence, by declaring he is ready for the Premier League..
Onyekuru finished as the Belgium league’s joint top goal scorer after netting an impressive 22 times in his breakout season, leading to interest from the Gunners as well as Everton and Southampton.
After coming third in Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League player of the year the 19-year-old did admit he could stay put, but admitted a move to England has always been an ambition. In an interview with DH.be, he said: “Everything is possible. Anderlecht, Club Brugge, England…I still haven’t decided. I have had fun in Belgium, but I have always dreamed of the Premier League.”
Henry Onyekuru this season.
⚽️ Goals: 23
🎯 Assists: 14
👑 Top scorer in Belgium
🇳🇬 Super Eagles call up
Still 19. 👏 pic.twitter.com/TqyHV7WD4i
— Babalola Oladapo (@Emperor_derek) May 19, 2017
When asked if he believed he was ready for the English top flight he replied: “‘Believe’ is not the right word. I know I’m ready. I’m sure of that.”
Onyekuru begun his career at Qatari Aspire Academy which is partnered with his current club Eupen, but has said he will not rush into a decision over his future.
After being selected for the Nigerian senior side, he could feature in their friendly against Togo on June 1 as well as during the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier match against South Africa nine days later.
With Onyekuru looking to impress during those fixtures his focus will solely be on the games, but he will make his decision once the second match is over.
He said: “I don’t want to decide too quickly. Because it’s a decision for life, which is very important for my family and myself.”