Henry Onyekuru Who is the Nigerian striker attracting interest from Southampton, Celtic

Henry Onyekuru who plays in Belgium is said to be attracting interests from Southampton and Celtic.

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Goals, skills and assists of Nigerian striker, Henry Onyekuru

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A 19-year-old Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru is now making the rave in Europe with Southampton and Celtic reportedly interested.

According to UK Express, even Premier League leaders Chelsea are also said to be watching the Nigerian striker.

But who is he?

Henry Onyekuru play Southampton and Celtic are reportedly interested in Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru (Photo DH / Photonews via Getty Images)


Henry Onyekuru plays for Belgian side Eupen, which is the feeder club of the Qatar-owned Aspire foundation, owners of Paris Saint-Germain.

Born in Onitsha, the 19-year-old started his career at Aspire Foundation who discovered him and took him to Europe.

In 2016 he joined Eupen in Belgium first division where his performances have caught the eye.

This season so far, the 19-year-old has scored 12 goals.

How good is he?

Henry Onyekuru play Henry Onyekuru is an insanely skillful player (ico Vereecken / Photonews via Getty Images)

Onyekuru is an insanely skillful forward with a lot of pace. With fast feet, the forward is a good dribbler who also knows where to score goals.

His best position

Onyekuru plays everywhere in attack. From highlights on Youtube, the right-footer prefers playing from the left where he cuts in from his left and trouble defenders with his pace and skills.

The Anambra State-born player also plays as an out and out striker, but his yearn to always get involved in the game often see him leave the 18-yaerd-box.

He wears his jersey with 'Henry' on it and it's very obvious he looks to the Arsenal great Thierry Henry as an idol.

Henry Onyekuru play The 19-year-old wears jersey with 'Henry' at the back like his idol, Thierry Henry (Nico Vereecken / Photonews via Getty Images)


What does the future hold for him?

Onyekuru has revealed that he would be leaving Eupen after this season with the Premier League in sight.

Eupen want at least £7m for the starlet but the figure could rise with the handful of clubs interested.