“The first and most important thing for a player is to get playing time. I’m still young and I still have a long career to pursue but now I need to play,” said Onyekuru to ESPN.
His agent is currently in Europe holding talks with interested clubs. Hosts of clubs across the French Ligue 1, German Bundesliga and English Premier League side are on his trail.
English FA Cup winner Arsenal seem to have agreed to pay the buy-out clause of £6.8 million stated in Onyekuru’s contract, and the player has indicated his interest in joining the Gunners.
Another Premier League team, West Ham United is rumoured to have overtaken Arsenal in the chase for the teenager’s signature with the club agreeing to pay £7 million with a weekly wage of £35,000 but it remains to be seen if Onyekuru will choose West Ham over Arsenal.
Onyekuru who is in the Super Eagles squad to play South Africa in an AFCON 2019 qualifier this Saturday is expected to jet out of the country on Monday to meet up with his agent in Europe to discuss personal terms with intended clubs.