According to recent reports, Arsenal are close to completing the signing of KAS Eupen forward, Henry Onyekuru.
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The talented 19-year-old will reportedly sign a five-year deal after undergoing a medical when he returns from international duty with Nigeria on 10 June.
However, plenty of doubt has been raised over the proposed move with recent developments suggesting a deal is not yet finalised.
Reports from Walfoot in Belgium said that Onyekuru’s club, Eupen, have hired a new agent to sort the transfer out.
Mogi Bayat is the agent in question and he is an influential figure within the transfer market.
The fact that he asks for 7% commission, as opposed to the usual percentage of around 10-15% mark, also makes him an attractive option for clubs to do business with.
Eupen explained that they hired Bayat to ensure that the transfer went through in the “best possible conditions, under the condition that Eupen are fully aware of an appropriate offer and that the player also gives his consent.”
So what’s the problem then?
Bayat is reportedly close to Anderlecht, who are another side that have been linked with the teenager’s signature in recent months.
Onyekuru has already stressed his eagerness to play for a top club in Europe, though he could be persuaded to remain patient in the short-term despite revealing his affection for Arsenal.
Eupen are keen not to get ripped off and earn a respectable fee, whilst Onyekuru is eager to complete the step-up in quality his goalscoring form this season warrants.