Liverpool send scouts to watch 17-goal attacker, fee has risen since January

According to the Daily Mail, Bournemouth, Liverpool and Southampton have been scouting Eupen star Henry Onyekuru, rivalling Celtic for his signature.

Onyekuru, 19, joined Belgian side Eupen from the Aspire Academy in the summer of 2015, and scored six goals in 19 appearances to help them win promotion to the top flight.

The attacker has really shot to prominence this season though, racking up an impressive 17 goals and seven assists in 33 games in all competitions, attracting major interest in the process.

Capable of playing out wide or up front, the pacey Nigerian has taken Belgian football by storm, and the Daily Mail report that Liverpool – as well as Premier League rivals Bournemouth and Southampton – have been scouting him of late.

The teenager looks set for a big move this summer, as whilst Eupen managed to keep hold of their star man in January, Onyekuru went AWOL in a bid to force a move, and will surely move on this time around.

Liverpool are looking for depth in attack, with a speedy winger needed to offer cover and competition for Sadio Mane on the right hand side of Jurgen Klopp’s attacking trident – and Onyekuru fits the bill.

Onyekuru may receive more immediate playing time with Bournemouth or Southampton, whilst Celtic are likely to be sniffing around the forward again having failed with a £1million bid in January.

It’s stated that, whilst Eupen wanted £4million for Onyekuru in January, their asking price has now risen to almost £7million, which could price Celtic out, but keep the Premier League trio in the race for his signature.