Swansea City are reportedly losing grounds in the race to sign Super Eagles new boy Henry Onyekuru, with West Ham emerging as favourites to sign the Nigerian youngster.
The 19-year-old is to arrive England on 12th of June – after the match between Nigeria and South Africa at Uyo – for talks with all interested clubs, according to reports.
A total of seven Premier League sides – including Arsenal, West Ham, Newcastle United and Swansea City – are in advanced stages of negotiations to snatch up the teenager.
West Ham are believed to be slightly ahead of Swansea in the race for Onyekuru’s signature, although the Welsh club could steal the initiative if they make a move for the forward, who reportedly has a release clause in his contract of £7.85million and would command wages of £35,000-per-week.
Recall that West Ham United are also interested in making a swoop for Nigerian Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
Onyekuru is currently Nigeria’s camp for preparation for Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Uyo, Nigeria.