Monaco have signed Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru on a five-year-deal from Everton, the French club announced on Monday.
Nigerian Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru finally bid goodbye to dreams of playing for Everton after sealing a permanent deal with French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco on Monday.
Onyekuru signed for English Premier League side Everton in 2017 but never played a match for the Toffees, rather he was immediately sent on loan to Anderlecht and from Anderlecht to Galatasaray on another loan adventure.
The loan ritual however ended on Monday after Monaco announced it has reached and sealed a permanent deal with the 22 year old Nigerian who recently returned from the Nations cup in Egypt where Nigeria had a third place finish.
“I’m very happy to join a great club like AS Monaco. I will give everything to improve and help the club to have a great season. I look forward to meeting my teammates,” the 22-year-old told Monaco’s website.
The deal which is put at about €15m (about N6.1billion) will see the former Eupen of Belgium star showcase his skills at the Stade Louis II for the next five years.
Onyekuru, who has made 11 appearances for the Super Eagles, originally joined the Premier League side in 2017 but has spent the two past campaigns on-loan with Anderlecht and Galatasaray
The new move is providing a new opportunity for Onyekuru who has been tipped to be among the would be finishers for Super Eagles following the departure of Odion Ighalo from the Gernot Rohr tutored team.
An apparently elated Onyekuru took to the social media to describe the move as new challenge, adding “New league new challenge.