Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has tracked Henry Onyekuru for months
Just when you thought there was light at the end of the tunnel, it appears that the Henry Onyekuru saga is not over just yet.
According to Own Goal Nigeria, West Ham United had emerged as the frontrunners to sign the 20-year-old forward, one of the most in-demand players in all of Europe following an astounding, 24-goal campaign with KAS Eupen.
However, the report adds that The Hammers have had a £7 million bid turned down – because the Belgian side believe that Onyekuru deserves to move to a more prestigious club.
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And that will certainly not go down well with one of England’s proudest and most historic football teams.
Own Goal Nigeria add that West Ham are the only club to make an official offer for Onyekuru. And if the capital club are not prestigious enough, what chance to fellow suitors Swansea City or Southampton have?
Who better than Celtic?
However, this may only serve to annoy Celtic supporters, five months after the club had a £1 million bid rejected for Nigeria’s next big thing, as reported by the Daily Record.
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After all, the Glasgow giants’ fanbase is on a par with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool. Furthermore, they have now won sixth straight league titles while sealing a first domestic treble since 2001 last season. It’s fair to say Celtic are one of the most historic, illustrious clubs on the continent with a European Cup to their name to boot.
Yet, if both club and player are on the lookout for a ‘prestigious’ destination, there are few better options than Celtic.