Arsenal have agreed a fee of £6.8m with Belgian side Eupen for their highly-rated Nigerian winger Henry Onyekuru.

According to the ​Daily Mail, the Gunners have a deal in place with the Belgian side but are yet to agree personal terms with Onyekuru, who wants assurances over the amount of playing time he will receive.

The 19-year-old has had an impressive season in Belgium, scoring 24 goals and providing 14 assists for Eupen, despite the club finishing in a mid-table position.

​​Onyekuru is currently away on international duty with Nigeria as they prepare to face Corsica and Togo, however, it is expected that talks between Arsenal and the player’s agent will take place imminently.

There is rumoured interest from Anderlecht and Club Brugge, but the young winger has his sights set on a move to England.


It will be up to Arsene Wenger to convince the player that he will have opportunities to break into the first-team next season, and that he can become an integral player for the Gunners.

Arsenal have moved quickly in the transfer market, after Wenger reportedly agreed a two-year-contract extension to remain with the club.

However, there are apparently a number of issues Wenger has been told to resolve prior to agreeing a new deal, and acting faster when it comes to player recruitment seems to be one of them.

And it looks like he isn’t wasting any time, after agreeing a deal for Onyekuru and reportedly securing the services of left-back Sead Kolasinac from Schalke on a free transfer.