Report: Arsenal told to pay £7.85m for Henry Onyekuru

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Could Arsenal be about to secure the signing of one of the Belgian league's brightest prospects?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have been told they will have to slightly increase their offer for Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru in order to comply with work permit regulations.

The Gunners are believed to have agreed a £6.8million fee for the forward but the Mail claims that will have to be increased to £7.85million to ensure he gets a work permit this summer. His wages will also reportedly be set at £35,000 a week.

Onyekuru has enjoyed a superb campaign, scoring 24 goals and providing nine assists in 41 appearances for Eupen.

It is a return that has prompted the great and the good of the game to pay very close attention to the young Nigerian, but it seems Arsenal have won the race for his signature.

It is an early statement of intent from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after he signed a new two-year contract at the club, but fans will be expecting a lot more than an up-and-coming teenage forward, no matter how good he is.

General view of the Emirates Stadium before the match

Arsenal need to sign quality reinforcements in key areas and ensure their best players put pen to paper on new contracts of their own.

Given Onyekuru's ability it is unlikely Arsenal will balk at having to pay an additional £1million for a player who is tipped for a very bright future and could be scoring goals in North London for the next decade.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

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