Former Nigerian international, Osaze Odemwingie, has advised Belgian league goal machine, Henry Onyekuru, to consider the variables before signing the dotted lines in England.
Birmingham City are one of a number of teams to have shown an interest in the 20-year-old forward, who has made no secret of his desire to leave Belgian side KAS Eupen this summer.
Harry Redknapp is keen on the striker, but understands the prospect of Premier League football with either Arsenal or West Ham may be too tempting for Onyekuru to turn down.
And it is the Premier League where Onyekuru wants to be, having seen fellow Nigerian strikers Kanu, Odemwingie and Yakubu thrive in England’s top flight.
“I think the numbers speak for themselves,” Odemwingie told the Birmingham Mail. “I don’t know him much really. He rang me asking for help and advice in the last window in January. He told me there was an option with Celtic and options here and there.
“I said if you want to play in the Premier League, which is where every player should aim at at some point in his career, coming to Scotland means you’re one step closer and people will easily send scouts to watch you there.
“And the work permit issue will be less difficult because he is still part of the UK.
“There is interest in him because he scores a lot of goals. I don’t know if in England physicality might be a problem for him, but he’s quite mobile and quick so maybe he can do it over here.”
Onyekuru scored 24 goals across all competitions in Belgium last season, including 10 in his final 10 matches.