A lot of doubt has been cast over the claims that Arsenal were getting close to sealing a transfer for KAS Eupen forward Henry Onyekuru.

The 19-year-old was said to be close to the Gunners, with reports suggesting that a date had even been set for a medical after the 10th of June, when the player was set to return from international duty with Nigeria.

However, the latest claims by Walfoot in Belgium suggest that things might not be moving along as smoothly as Sky Sports reported it, with various media saying the Belgian club had hired a new agent to sort the transfer out.

That man is Mogi Bayat.

While the name might not mean much to you, it holds a lot of weight in Belgium, as the man, kindly put by Het Laatste Nieuws, has a hand in 90% of what goes on in the local transfer market.

Asking only 7% commission (instead of the 10-15% other agents ask for), the man is the go to guy for most clubs, and KAS Eupen are no different.

Releasing a statement, the club explained their decision to hire him was to ensure the transfer went through ‘in the best possible conditions under the condition that Eupen are fully aware of an appropriate offer and that the player also gives his consent’.

The problem here for Arsenal is that Mogi Bayat is very close to Anderlecht, another club very interested in Henry Onyekuru.

Whether the agent will use his contacts to help complete an intra-Belgium transfer remains to be seen, but, with other parties meddling in the transfer (the reason behind them hiring Bayat), at the end of the day, Eupen just want their money.

And Onyekuru just wants a better club.