Arsenal had reportedly agreed a fee with KAS Eupen for Henry Onyekuru, but may have to up their bid.

  • Arsenal were set to pay £6.8m for the Nigerian
  • However, they may have to pay more to acquire a work permit for him
  • The size of the transfer fee is one of the factors used to assign players work permits

Yesterday, Daily Cannon looked at how potential signing Henry Onyekuru would struggle to obtain a work permit to play for Arsenal.

Now, the Daily Mail are reporting that Arsenal will increase their bid from £6.8m to £7.85m to ensure that Onyekuru’s transfer fee fits the guidelines. They will also need to offer him £35,000 per week.

Onyekuru earned his first Nigeria cap on Thursday alongside Alex Iwobi, who grabbed two assists, but hasn’t have played the required number of games to qualify for a work permit automatically.

The player would need to meet a number of criteria, such as whether his transfer fee is amongst the highest paid by Premier League teams in the last 24 months.

The forward has attracted interest from a whole host of Premier League clubs, but has his heart set on a move to Arsenal.