Report: Hammers in line to sign striker


Henry Onyekuru is attracting interest from seven Premier League clubs

The Hammers are at the front of a queue to sign striker Henry Onyekuru from Belgian club KAS Eupen according to Sky sources.

The 20-year-old Nigerian is due to fly to England on Monday June 12 for talks with interested clubs.

Arsenal, West Ham and Swansea City are believed to be in line to talk to the youngster wjho has been impressing big time for Belgian outfit  KAS Eupen

Sky sources reported claim the player’s representatives have told them Onyekuru is keen to play in the Premier League

English clubs can trigger the release clause in Onyekuru’s contract by paying £7.85m and wages of £35,000 a week, while clubs abroad can sign him for £6.85m.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • WakeTheWolf says:

    Is there actually any truth to this?
    Because I thought we wanted Iheanacho and Batshuayi.
    Surely we aren’t going to sign 3 strikers.

  • Chunk says:

    We want Batshuayi and Iheanacho but we all know deep down that we ain’t going to get them. This is West Ham for God’s sake. They’ll tell us they’ve been trying all summer and missed out at the last minute for whatever reason. Same story every window.

  • leeIrons says:

    Yeah I doubt we will get Batshuayi and Iheanacho. We defo need two strikers. Wouldnt be surprised if we didn’t get either of them. This Onyekuru looks good. He is only 19 and looks like he has so much potential. Very pacey! Really quick feet. With him as a back up to either Batshuayi or Iheanacho I would be happy.

  • Boogabenson says:

    Gotta agree with CHUNK . Im very confused tho we say our young player wont make the first team e.g Samuelson and Oxford then we buy a 20 year old whom is expected to go into 1st team.
    Big names always mentioned during season ticket renewal window end up with a zaza or other nobodys

  • WakeTheWolf says:

    Yeah but we have a good chance to get them this season, that’s the thing.
    They are both bit part players at their current clubs.
    And if they are given the chance to be first teamers with a decent wage. Why would they turn it down?

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