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BREAKING TRANSFER NEWS: Arsenal tracking Nigerian international midfielder

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Raphael Onyedika is a target for Arsenal, with the Gunners deploying a scout to Belgium to monitor the Nigeria international player in action for Club Brugge. The 22-year-old emerged through the Norwegian league with Midtjylland, before a transfer to Brugge on a five-year contract followed.

 

Onyedika has already played four games for Brugge so far this season, and Arsenal want to move quickly to sign the defensive midfielder as a potential backup for Thomas Partey and Declan Rice, as there still remains some uncertainty over the long-term future of Ghananian international Partey, constantly linked with a move to the Saudi Arabian league.

 

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So far, Onyedika has just one cap for Nigeria.

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Onyedika brings a ton of flexibility to Arsenal’s setup, as he is comfortable playing in central midfield or central defence, and a pricetag of £15 million euros is unlikely to put Arsenal off of their pursuit of the player.

 

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The Gunners are popular in Nigeria, thanks to their signing of Nwankwo Kanu in February 1999, and the club see the signing of a Nigerian fully-fledged international as crucial to their commercial aspirations in Africa.

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