12 August 2019
French top tier team AS Monaco announced today the signing of Henry Onyekuru from Everton. Onyekuru spent last season on loan at Turkish club Galatasary.
Onyekuru has signed for five seasons at Monaco. They wrote on their website: “Trained at the Académie d’Aspire in Senegal, Henry Onyekuru joined Belgium and joined KAS Eupen in 2015. In his first season, he scored 6 goals in 19 matches and contributed to his club’s entry into the Jupiler Pro League. For his first season in the Belgian elite (2016/2017), he finished as co-leading scorer with a total of 22 goals.
“Transferred to Everton, he was loaned to Anderlecht, with whom he won the Belgian Super Cup in 2017 and competed in the UEFA Champions League in 2017/2018. After being loaned again by the Toffees last season, he won the Turkish league and cup for Galatasaray (16 goals in 44 matches).
“A Nigerian international (11 caps), the dribbler took part in the Super Eagles’ 3rd place at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.”
Oleg Petrov, Monaco’s vice president and general manager said: “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.”
Onyekuru responded: “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.” He added via Twitter:
The transfer fee was undisclosed but reported to be 13.5m euros.