English coach, Harry Redknapp has worked with Nigerian players in the past and that experience may have informed his desire to bring on another Naija boy.

Latest reports suggest Redknapp's Championship club, Birmingham City, have joined the race to sign the in-demand Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues, in getting Onyekuru, will have to break their transfer record to snap up the young striker from Eupen this summer, with a fee of 7.5 million pounds being mooted.

Birmingham City's current transfer record is the six million pounds the club paid to Valencia to sign Nikola Žigic in the summer of 2010.

There have been so many transfer speculations around Onyekuru who is also understood to be on the books of the likes of West Ham, Arsenal and Swansea City after his phenomenal breakthrough season in Belgium in which he scored 24 goals in all competitions.

The Nigerian players that have worked with Redknapp include Kanu Nwakanwo and John Utaka who both handed Redknapp the FA Cup during their time at Portsmouth.

That feat remains one of the biggest for the 70-year old.