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‘CELTIC WANT TO SIGN ME’

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NIGERIAN striker Henry Onyekuru claims Celtic have made a bid to sign him.

The 19-year-old hitman – valued at around £1million – insists the Hoops have made a move to land him before this month’s transfer window closes.

Onyekuru, who plays for Belgian Pro League outfit KAS Eupen, has scored 10 goals this season and has also been linked with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

He said: “Celtic are interested in me and they have tabled an official bid.

“There are discussions between the clubs and my agent.

“I believe everything will be sorted out soon.”

Onyekuru could face the hurdle of securing a work permit as he is yet to be capped by Nigeria at any level.

The Hoops, of course, had to go through the same procedure before their £2.8million signing of Ivorian midfielder Kouassi Eboue, also 19, was ratified earlier this month.

Onyekuru, who is known for his explosive pace, is tipped to win the Ebony Shoe Award, which is usually given to the best player of African descent in Belgium.

He added: “I believe I have the level to one day play in the Champions League.”

 
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