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.
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