Onyekuru in action for Belgian club AS Eupen
Saturday Jan 28, 2017. 11:00
Nigeria rave-of-the-moment Henry Onyekuru has specially told AfricanFootball.com he will prefer a move to Scottish champions Celtic after a heart-to-heart talk on his future with Nigeria star Osaze Odemwingie.
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Onyekuru said the former Lille star advised him the style of Celtic will suit him and he won’t encounter much difficulties in being granted a work permit as would be the case with the Premier League, where Liverpool have shown interest to sign him.
"I am interested in joining Celtic because their offer is good, but also I am more convinced to join them after I got advice from ‘senior man’ Osaze Odemwingie, who told me Celtic will be the best for me now considering my style of play and securing work permit,” he exclusively revealed.
Osaze has also played in Belgium before stints in France and Russia before he moved to the Premier League.
Last season, 19-year-old Onyekuru helped Eupen gain promotion to the Belgian top league and has now netted 10 goals in 21 appearances for them in the current campaign to spark off a flurry on interests from across Europe.
German Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, French Ligue 1 club Nice, Fenerbache of Turkey, CSKA Moscow and most recently Liverpool have enquired about this exciting Nigerian youngster.
By Olusola Alao