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‘I URGED HENRY TO JOIN HOOPS,’ NIGERIAN ACE

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PETER ODEMWINGIE has revealed how he encouraged fellow-Nigerian Henry Onyekuru to join Celtic. 

The 19-year-old Eupen striker was linked with a £1million move to the Hoops last month, but the Belgian club knocked back the Scottish champions.

However, Onyekuru is expected to quit the relegation-threatened club in the summer with the exciting attacker keen to secure his dream move to Parkhead.

And former West Brom star Odemwingie has admitted he talked to the teenager about the prospect of moving to Glasgow.

He admitted: “Henry phoned me in January and explained the situation.

“He said he had a few offers here and there and wasn’t too happy at his Belgian club and wanted to leave.

“He asked me specifically about Celtic and I told him first and foremost they are a big club, they give youngsters a chance and it’s a step closer to the English Premier League.

“Even for someone like me looking in from the outside I was able to list so many positives about moving to Celtic and he seemed to agree.”

Onyerkuri has claimed his team will allow him to leave in the summer and it appears his preferred destination is Brendan Rodgers’ outfit.

 
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