Arsenal and Chelsea have joined a number of top clubs in the race to sign Nigerian youngster Henry Onyekuru, the Daily Mail have reported.

The 19-year-old winger has impressed for Belgian side Eupen, attracting the interest of numerous clubs in Europe.

Celtic reportedly had a £1m bid turned down last month for the in demand teenager, and he has now been brought to the attention of some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.

Onyekuru attempted to force a move to the SPL champions in January having learned of their interest, and was briefly dropped from the team. But he has since made a return and has been informed that he can leave the club in the summer.

That has opened the door for Arsenal and Chelsea, who may have to pay at least £6m for the highly rated prospect. The price for the player also plays a big part in his likelihood of being granted a work permit after a potential move to the UK.

Onyekuru has had a hand in 21 goals in 30 games for Eupen this season, and impressed against Gent earlier this month when a number of scouts watched him score the winner.


Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Monchengladbach and Lille are also believed to be interested in Onyekuru and are reportedly tracking his progress.