LIVERPOOL have made contact with Belgian First Division side KAS Eupen over the possibility of signing teenager striker Henry Onyekuru, according to reports in Nigeria.
The 19-year-old has attracted strong interest from Celtic in recent weeks and the Scottish Premiership side have had a bid of £1million rejected.
Onyekuru has impressed in Belgium, scoring ten goals in 22 matches this season.
RB Leipzig, CSKA Moscow, Fenerbahce and Hoffenheim are all reportedly tracking the progress of the Nigerian striker.
“My agency informed me Liverpool have shown interest. I am glad a big team like Liverpool too have showed interest in me”.
An alleged source close to Onyekuru’s club Eupen – who are currently 13th in the Belgian Pro League – further claimed:
“Onyekuru’s agent told me about Liverpool’s interest yesterday. He will most likely leave before the end of this transfer window”.
A ‘lightning-fast, right-footed winger? Sounds like a Sadio Mane clone, which is exactly what Liverpool need. However, Onyekuru is comparatively inexperienced, and although his creative record is decent, the Belgian League is – with respect – several quality levels below the the Premier League.