English Premier League outfit West Ham have raised their offer for hot in demand 20 year old KAS Eupen Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru to £9m, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
West Ham thought they had a fee agreed after meeting his release clause of around £6.5m but the fee only applies to club in Belgium, while for clubs outside Belgium a fee over or close to £9m is what the Belgians are demanding.
The Hammers initial bid was for 7 million pounds but Eupen rejected their offer and also told them the striker who scored 25 goals deserves a glamorous club than the London based outfit.
However they have not given up hope of luring the forward, who is keen on moving to the Premier League despite offers from fellow Belgium side Anderlecht.
A fresh bid of around £9m was launched by the club yesterday after talks with Eupen negotiator Mogi Bayat who is widely regarded as the biggest player representative in Belgium, and also holds close ties with the president of Anderlecht.
Anderlecht on their part are fully assured Onyekuru will turn to them if suitors from outside Belgium particularly England fail to stump up the amount Eupen are demanding as transfer fee.