Ligue 1: Onyekuru completes AS Monaco transfer

Ligue 1: Onyekuru completes AS Monaco transfer

Henry Onyekuru, Super Eagles forward, has completed his transfer from Everton to AS Monaco, aclsports.com can confirm.

Onyekuru joined the French outfit for an undisclosed fee, according to a statement by the Toffees.

“Henry Onyekuru has completed a transfer to Ligue 1 club Monaco for an undisclosed fee, ” Everton said in an official statement.

Confirming the move, the Ligue 1 side said the 22-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the 2016/2017 French champions.

“Monaco are delighted to announce the signing of [Henry] Onyekuru from Everton. Our new attacking midfielder joins on a 5-year deal, ” the club said in an official statement.

Speaking on the move was Oleg Petrov, the club’s Vice President and General Manager, who welcomed Onyekuru to the club.

“We are very happy to have Henry Onyekuru with us. He has demonstrated his qualities in recent seasons. He is a fast and powerful offensive player who will strengthen our offensive sector. We welcome him.”

The Super Eagles forward joined Everton in the summer of 2017 after an impressive season at Belgian side, KAS Eupen, before he was loaned back to Belgian champions, Anderlecht where he scored 10 goals in 29 matches.

For the 2018/2019 season, Onyekuru was on the road once again after he was denied a work permit in England with Everton subsequently sending him on loan to Turkish giants Galatasaray.

He would help Galatasaray the Super Lig title, scoring 16 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions.

“I am very happy to join a big club like Monaco, ” Onyekuru told the club. “I will give everything to progress and help the Club to make a good season. I can not wait to find my teammates.”

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