Liverpool target Henry Onyekuru is departing Belgian club Eupen at the end of this campaign, having announced his talent to Europe.
Ourselves, Borussia Monchengladbach, Everton, Bournemouth and Southampton are all keeping tabs on the Nigerian 19-year-old, who’s scored 17 goals and registered seven assists this term, despite playing primarily on the wing.
“I’m going to leave this summer. I have the agreement of the Eupen club,” Onyekuru said to L’Avenir.
A fee of £6.8m will be enough to sign Onyekuru claims the same report, which is very affordable for any Premier League club in this day and age. Even if he fails to fulfil his talent, you’d receive the bulk of his transfer fee back due to the fact he’s a teenager.
Stylistically, Onyekuru is a dynamic dribbler, who prides himself on speed and getting behind the opposition backline. We have few players like that in the current squad, so Onyekuru would be an interesting addition – although it’s unlikely he’d have much first-team involvement immediately.
We’ll likely have European football to contend with at the start of 2017/18 though, along with the EFL Cup, so there’ll be opportunities for whoever comes in – with Jurgen Klopp known to rotate when he’s got games midweek.