Henry Onyekuru has stated that he will move in the Summer transfer window and confirmed that Celtic have made an approach.
The 19 year old starlet has impressed with 15 goals this season and is highly ambitious, ultimately desiring a move to the English Premiership.
The lure of playing under Brendan Rodgers and Celtic’s proven track record of taking fringe players and then selling them onto the Premier League will hopefully play in Celtics favour.
His comments were reported in the DR:
“After the play-off, I will announce my decision.
“I have made my decision to leave. I have already agreed with Eupen that I am joining my new club after this season.
“I want to take the next step and play abroad. My ultimate aim is to one day play in the Premier League.
“There have been many enquiries for me. From clubs in Scotland, England and Germany.
“I am negotiations right now with clubs.
“I believe I have had my best season, but I want to leave Eupen on a high and I would love to get as far up the table as possible before I leave.
“But it’s really been my first season in a major league and I know I still have a lot to learn.”
As he has stated he has a lot to learn, there could be no better place than Paradise for the young Nigerian.
Victor Wanyama, Virgil van Dijk, Fraser Forster, Gary Hooper, Adam Mathews and Joe Ledley are among a host of players who have matriculated from Glasgow to the Premier League recently.
Add to this the incessant speculation over Kieran Tierney and Moussa Dembele moving south and the Eupen forward will hopefully see Celtic as the shop front window that will give him the opportunity to learn, win trophies and play European football.
Celtic will not be alone in chasing his signature, but given his age, desire to learn and plan to play in England, Celtic must be among the favourites for the young African.
When you have Brendan Rodgers, Champions League football and a media constantly trying to sell anyone who excels at Celtic “for their own good” to the English, you would like to think Celtic tick all his boxes.
Henry’s Eupen side will face Lokeren tomorrow in the Belgian Leagues Europa League playoffs.