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22nd Jan, 2017 | 7:00am

Report: Celtic bid rejected for wonderkid, must pay extra £3m

By Dominic Toner

Celtic have had a bid rejected by Belgian club K.A.S Eupen for Henry Onyekuru, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim that the Bhoys have had a bid of £1million-plus rejected for the 19-year-old striker, who is also catching the attention of RB Leipzig and Fenerbahce.

The report details that Onyekuru would only be sold for at least £4million, meaning Celtic would have to add an extra £3million to their offer.

It is understood that manager Brendan Rodgers is keen on the speedy attacker and the player fancies a move to Scotland.

Onyekuru helped Eupen reach the top-flight in Belguim last season and he has continued to be a top performer this campaign.

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The striker has scored 12 goals and supplied six assists from just 24 appearances so far in all competitions this season.

Football Insider verdict:

Celtic should seriously consider a move for the highly rated Onyekuru who has been impressing in Belgium. The 19-year-old would certainly fit into the Scottish club’s youth policy as manager Brendan Rodgers has assembled a strong young squad. A move to the Scottish league could be a good move for Onyekuru and give him the chance to put his name on the European map. However, the youngster would face a very tough battle to get into Celtic’s starting line-up. The Bhoys already have senior players Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele in their squad fighting for a starting position.

In other Celtic transfer news, the club’s defender has joined Kilmarnock on loan until the end of the season.

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