Everton win race for Nigeria’s Onyekuru

Everton win race for Nigeria’s Onyekuru
Onyekuru (left)

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jun 29, 2017. 10:00

Everton have won the race to sign young Nigerian attacker Henry Onyekuru, with the player agreeing to a five-year contract with the Premier League club.

The Nigerian attacker, who enjoyed a prolific 2016/17 season with Belgian top flight side KAS Eupen, becomes the Toffees’ third signing this European summer, joining new recruits Davy Klaassen and Jordan Pickford.

Onyekuru becomes the fifth Nigerian to join Everton, following in the footsteps of Joseph Yobo, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Victor Anichebe and Hope Akpan.

“I feel very happy and delighted with this move to Everton,” Onyekuru told Everton TV.

The player’s £7-million transfer from Eupen will be finalised on Friday, 1 July, though he is set to return to Belgium for the new season with a loan spell at Anderlecht.

Onyekuru was also linked with the likes of Arsenal and West Ham United before signing for Everton.



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