Henry Onyekuru reveals what will determine his next club

The player said his next club destination will be determined by how much playing time he will get.

The 20-year-old finished joint-top scorer in the Belgian league last season, despite it being his first season with KAS Eupen as they finished fourth from bottom.

He told ESPN, “The first and most important thing for a player is to get playing time.

“I’m still young and I still have a long career to pursue but now I need to play.

“My agents are in talks with top clubs in the Premier League, Bundesliga, French league and others. If they accept our terms, then I’ll make a decision.

“It’s not just about going to a big club and sitting on the bench. It’s not good for me, or being loaned to a club where I won’t play or where I will struggle to play.

“The money can come later but for now, I just want to play to improve, not just to play for a big club,” he explains.

Onyekuru, a self-confessed Arsenal fan, also said he would like to join a club where he can challenge for, and win trophies, not fight against relegation.

He added, “It was very hard for me last season in Belgium because we just got promoted and our first objective was to stay in the league.

“Sometimes I would score two goals and we would end up losing the game. That was tough for me. It was just God’s favor that helped me because finishing 13th in the league but emerging joint top scorer was just amazing.

“So I won’t like to go to a club where I will fight again just to stay in the league. I want to win trophies and if I can win trophies at my age, it will be good for me.”

The striker has also got a call up to the senior Nigeria squad, where he hopes to emulate his idol, former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu.

He said, “I used to watch [Kanu] a lot when he played for Nigeria and also Arsenal because I have been an Arsenal fan since [then], and I like the way he plays more with his head and not his strength.”
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