The Super Eagles star’s future has finally been resolved after months of transfer speculations
Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru is now a Legend. The unsettled striker has put pen to paper for Greek giants, Olympiacos.
There were already reports on Saturday evening that the versatile forward was on a plane to the Greek capital to secure his move. Pictures of the Nigeria international then surfaced on Sunday morning as he landed in Athens to finalise the deal.
Olympiacos have now announced the signing of the Nigerian international from Monaco on a four-year deal. The move ends his torrid two-year stint with the Ligue 1 club.
Onyekuru joined Monaco from Everton in 2019, but he struggled at the club, going on consecutive loan stints to Galatasaray.
At the expiration of his second loan spell at Galatasaray, the former Everton man sought a better environment after knowing that he was surplus to requirements at Monaco.
The Lions and Fenerbahce were believed to be front runners for the signature of the nimble-footed Nigerian, but they didn’t put up suitable offers for both Onyekuru and Monaco.
Olympiacos then swooped in for the Super Eagles star, beating off interests from the Turkish sides.
The Super Eagles star can’t wait to get started with the Greek Champions.
Speaking to journalists, Onyekuru said: “I am happy to be here. I want to help the team in our championship goals.”
He’s likely to miss Olympiacos Champions League qualifier against Ludogorets Tomorrow, but he could make his debut in the return leg next week.