Playing time is my priority – Onyekuru


Super Eagles and KAS Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru has stated that playing time will be his major priority, when he decides finally which club he will join in the summer.
The in-form striker has become one of the most sought after young stars in European football after netting 20 leagues goals in Belgium.

“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.

“I used to watch Kanu a lot when he played for Nigeria and also Arsenal because I have been an Arsenal fan since then, and I like the way he plays more with his head and not his strength” he stated.

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.

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