Southampton have been heavily linked with a move for Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru in recent times, and scouts took the time out to join Crystal Palace, Everton and West Brom in watching him on Wednesday evening.

According to the Daily Mail, Saints were casting a watchful eye over the young Nigerian forward, who has been in sublime form during his breakthrough campaign at senior level.

The representatives from the South Coast side won’t have been disappointed, either. Onyekuru netted for Eupen in their clash against Royal Excel Mouscron, taking his tally for the season to 23. He’s also racked up an impressive total of 14 assists.

In order to sign the promising forward, Saints and any other potential suitors will need to cough up a lowly sum of £6.2m, along with a wage of £32,000 per week, in order for Onyekuru to have his work permit granted based on the totting up system.

While Saints may be leading the chase for Onyekuru, they’ll know that there will be plenty of competition for his signature in the summer.

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