By Harvey Byrne
Reported Everton and West Ham target Henry Onyekuru is in talks with two Premier League clubs, according to a Sky journalist.
The 19-year-old left-winger has been heavily linked to many of England’s top-flight sides in recent months and on 1 May the Daily Mail reported that the Toffees had set their sights on the teenage attacker.
Meanwhile, back in February the Mirror had claimed that the Hammers had joined London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the race for the young Nigerian.
Now, it would seem that the chase for Onyekuru is continuing with Sky Sports news reporter Kaveh Solhekol claiming on his personal Twitter account on Monday afternoon that the potential star was in talks with two clubs in England’s top-flight.
Top scorer in Belgium Henry Onyekuru in talks with two PL clubs. Lots of interest – Everton, Southampton, West Ham etc. £6.8m release clause
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) May 15, 2017
The claimed £6.8million release clause would be little outlay for any side in the Premier League due to the riches of the English league.
Top-flight duo West Ham and Everton could also be on the hunt for a new attacker this summer and they could have been attracted to Onyekuru due to his goal and assist return from the wing for Belgian top-flight side Eupen this season.
The youngster with three years left on his contract has managed to bag 21 goals, while providing nine assists himself in all competitions this season.
Football Insider verdict:
It is clear that both Everton and West Ham are in need of a new attacker this summer and Onyekuru could be the perfect purchase with the two clubs already having established stars in the forward roles. Both clubs have put a lot of emphasis on bringing through youngsters and merging them into the first team in recent times and the young Nigerian could be the next to join the list. However, it is thought that if it is the Toffees and the Hammers who Onyekuru is in talks with then realistically he should join Everton due to the lure of European football as well as the greater success on the pitch.
In other Everton transfer news, the Toffees are considering a bid for a defender who turned down Barcelona last summer.