Date: 23rd June 2017 at 9:54pm
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Birmingham City have this evening reportedly been handed a major boost in their pursuit of 20-year-old Belgian forward Henry Onyekuru.

The winger, who scored 22 goals for Eupen in the Belgian Pro League last campaign have reportedly gained a work permit which would allow him to move to the UK to play his football next season.

According to Score Nigeria, Onyekuru has been in Paris in the last few days to discuss all the offers that are currently on the table for him and following those discussions a work permit has been granted.

It is thought that Premier League sides West Ham United and Arsenal are interested in the youngster, along with PSG of Ligue 1, Schalke of Germany and the champions of Belgium, Anderlecht.

However, it is believed that Blues boss Harry Redknapp is the first to make a substantial bid in the region of £7.5 million for the winger and it is now up to the rest of the clubs to follow suit.

Onyekuru is seeking first team assurances for the upcoming campaign and Redknapp may be one of the only managers who can give him that.

We will have more on this as the story develops over the next two weeks.

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2 Replies to “Birmingham City handed boost in bid for Henry Onyekuru”

  • No chance will the likes of Arsenal and West Ham guarantee him first team football but the pull of the EPL may just be too great. I hear he has a bit of an attitude problem and is known for throwing a strop. That may actually stop him fulfilling his potential. A bit like Nicklaus Bentdner.

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