In just 22 games, he has scored 10 and provided six assists.
That is a record which has prompted interest from several big clubs, including Bundesliga outfits Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, as well as Russian champions CSKA Moscow and Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
However, Celtic were told the player – owned by Qatari youth set-up, Aspire – is not currently for sale by the organisation’s director general, Ivan Bravo.
But the champions will make another move for Onyekuru who said in CQN yesterday: “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.”