Anderlecht manager, Herman Van Holsbeeck, has admitted that his club has ‘no chance’ of signing Henry Onyekuru if Arsenal are in the running.
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Arsenal’s reported move for £6.8m KAS Eupen forward, Henry Onyekuru, appears to be edging closer, with Van Holsbeeck pretty much admitting defeat.
While Anderlecht were heavily linked with the youngster, they realise that although there’s only so much money they can offer.
“Onyekuru is a good player, but Arsenal is going to interfere, then we have no chance,” Holsbeeck said.
“They get 150 million in TV rights and that’s double of Belgian clubs.”
The Gunners aren’t the only team after the talented 20-year-old and while the player has confirmed not only Arsenal’s bid but his interest in following in his idol, Thierry Henry’s, footsteps, Ligue 1 side OGC Nice are said to be ready to rival their bid.
The Nigeria winger scored 24 goals over all competitions and racked nine assists last season.
He currently has three years left on his deal with KAS Eupen but it appears that Arsenal want to wrap this up soon.