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Can Henry Onyekuru replace Victor Ikpeba as the new prince of Monaco?

It is official, French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco have announced the signing of Henry Onyekuru from Everton on a five-year contract.

At just 22 years old, Onyekuru has featured for several clubs. He joined Belgian side where he made a name for himself and a transfer to Everton. He never played an official game for Everton and was loaned out to Anderlecht where he won2017 Belgian Supercup and last season at Galatasaray where he won the league and cup double in Turkey.

Looking at his history, Onyekuru has impressed at all his previous clubs but never found consistency and continuity. He always had to change teammates and work under new coaches.

Onyekuru arrives at Monaco hoping to recreate the heroics of a former Nigerian striker Victor Ikpeba nicknamed the prince of Monaco.
From 1993 till 1999, Ikpeba was the darling of Monaco in those six seasons he scored 55 goals in 170 games, providing the clubs fans with tantalizing displays and skills.

Much like Ikpeba, Onyekuru is a showman. He dazzles on the flanks, a constant goal threat and is not afraid to showboat aiming to please the crowd. Expected to stay in Monaco for the long haul, and with the midfield supply of Cesc Fabregas, Adama Traore and Gelson Martin’s Onyekuru will be a star at the Stade Louis II.
Can Onyekuru be the next prince of Monaco? Join the conversation

Only time will tell.

Henry Onyekuru has all the potential to be a great player even at AS Monaco, he just needs to keep his head down and let his football do the talking, the sky will definitely be the stepping stone for him. I wish him the best.

Talent and skill-wise, Onyekuru is quiet capable. But can he remain focused and committed without allowing the ‘Nigerian mentality’ to derail him? I do like the guy a lot.

He’s not going there to replace Victor Ikpeba but he’s going there to excel and do more than Ikpeba has done