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Nigerian starlet Henry Onyekuru confirms Arsenal offer

Goal.com logo Goal.com 03-06-2017

Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru has confirmed that Arsenal have made an offer to secure his services.

The 19-year-old had a breakthrough campaign in the Belgian top-flight in 2016-17, scoring 24 goals in all competitions for Eupen.

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His exploits have led to interest from around Europe, but it appears the Gunners are set to win the race for his services by triggering a £6.8 million buy-out clause.

"It’s a good feeling for a club like Arsenal to make a bid for me, this is due to my hard work in training and games," Onyekuru told the Nigerian Football Federation.

Onyekuru's attraction to the Gunners is partly fuelled by his desire to follow in the footsteps of one of his footballing idols.

"Thierry Henry has always been my idol since I was a kid," Onyekuru said.

"I was watching him play, watching Arsenal and going to YouTube to watch most of his games.

"I remember saying if I had to move to the Premier League I want to be like Thierry Henry, so it's likely to come true and I'm looking towards it at the moment."

Onyekuru made his full Nigeria debut on Thursday, coming on as a 59th-minute sub in the Super Eagles' 3-0 friendly win over Togo.

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