AS Monaco have announced the capture of Henry Onyekwuru from Everton on a 5-year deal.
The Nigeria international who spent last season on loan with Galatasaray has moved on a permanent deal to Monaco where he will suit up with former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
AS Monaco 🇲🇨 are delighted to announce the signing of Henry Onyekuru 🇳🇬 from Everton. Our new attacking midfielder joins us on a 5-year deal 👏. pic.twitter.com/5r6drWUoDQ
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) August 12, 2019
Monaco and Onyekwuru’s former club Everton are believed to have agreed a 15 million Euros transfer for the Super Eagles attacking midfielder.
Enchante Monaco 🇲🇨 New League, New Challenge! I’m excited, let’s get started! ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/hl3WIXFuR0
— Henry Onyekuru (@henryconyekuru) August 12, 2019
The Toffees have never hidden their desire to retain the services of the youngster but Marco Silva side’s application for a work permit for the player was not granted by the British Home Office.
During his unveiling, Henry Onyekuru said, “I am very happy to join a big club like AS Monaco. I will give everything to progress and help the club achieve a great season. I can’t wait to get going.”
‘Prince of Monaco’ Victor Ikpeba was the most successful Nigeria star to have featured for the Principality club where he won the French Ligue 1 and was crowned CAF African Player of the Year in 1997.
Henry Onyekwuru will join the likes of Sani Kaita, Elderson Echiejile and Lukman Haruna as the other Nigeria stars to have played for Monaco.