Bringing Henry Onyekuru to West Ham would mean Bilic is getting it right again in the transfer market

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

The young Nigerian has been linked with a move to West Ham United.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

According to a recent report from Own Goal Nigeria, West Ham United have won the race to sign Henry Onyekuru from Eupen, and if the news is true it would be the best piece of business Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has done in quite some time.

Last summer was supposed to see a number of quality additions arrive at the London Stadium to supplement the likes of Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini. Instead West Ham fans watched bemused as the likes of Simone Zaza, Havard Nordtveit, Alvaro Arbeloa and Jonathan Calleri turned up.

It was not the impressive transfer window the Hammers faithful were expecting, nor anything close to the previous summer, when Bilic most certainly got it right.

However, if West Ham do indeed bring Onyekuru to the club it would be a very encouraging sign for the rest of the window.

After all, the 19-year-old is one of the most exciting teenagers in European football right now, scoring 22 goals and providing nine assists in 40 matches for his current club this season.

General view inside the London Stadium

Predominantly a left winger but also able to operate on the opposite flank, as a secondary striker or a centre forward, the young Nigerian is the real deal, and his early arrival would lay down a marker for the signings to come.

He may not be the biggest name yet he has bags of potential, and the great and the good of football will know that.

It is time Bilic started building a side that can be successful for years to come, and Onyekuru's capture could be key to that endeavor.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

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