Henry Onyekuru is expected to join Celtic in the summer
However, Onyekuru is expected to leave the Belgian outfit in the summer with the Nigerian reportedly keen on joining the Scottish champions.
Peter Odemwingie has encouraged Onyekuru to join Celtic
And Odemwingie has admitted that he talked to his fellow countryman about the prospect of moving to Parkhead.
"Henry phoned me in January and explained the situation," he told The Daily Record.
Brendan Rodgers is interested in bringing Onyekuru to Parkhead
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"He said he had a few offers here and there and wasn't too happy at his Belgian club and wanted to leave.
"He asked me specifically about Celtic and I told him first and foremost they are a big club, they give youngsters a chance and it's a step closer to the English Premier League.
"Even for someone like me looking in from the outside I was able to list so many positives about moving to Celtic and he seemed to agree – but he had other options. Once we had our conversation it was out of my hands."