Everton signs 20-year old Nigerian Striker Henry Onyekuru
Henry Onyekuru, a 20-year-old Nigerian striker who currently plays for Belgian K.A.S Eupen, joins Everton FC. However for the next season, he will be on load to R.S.C. Anderlecht.
According to Goal.com, Onyekuru is believed to have undergone a medical at Everton’s Finch Farm training base on Monday and agreed personal terms – with his contract having a £6.8m release clause.
Everton have beaten competition from Arsenal to sign 20-year-old Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru from K.A.S. Eupen, Goal understands.
The teenage striker was in breath-taking form last season scoring 22 goals in 38 games to finish as joint leading scorer in the Belgian Super League.
And the Toffees got the Nigerian ahead of the Gunners and other top European sides, who all scouted the youngster.
Everton agree deal to sign striker Henry Onyekuru from KAS Eupen. Joint top scorer in Belgium. Will be loaned to Anderlecht next season
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) June 27, 2017
Onyekuru is believed to have undergone a medical at Everton’s Finch Farm training base on Monday and agreed personal terms – with his contract having a £6.8m release clause.
Despite his move to Goodison Park, he will spend next season on loan at Anderlecht as he does not yet qualify for a United Kingdom work permit.
Henry Onyekuru underwent a medical at Everton yesterday. Will go on loan to Anderlecht. He had a entry visa for UK, not a real work permit. pic.twitter.com/mRuH7LRQ3O
— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) June 27, 2017
The popular football publication describes Henry as one of Nigeria’s most exciting young talents. He scored 22 goals for the Belgian club last season which put him on the radar for football clubs like Aresenal. He made his senior debut for Nigeria’s Super Eagles earlier this month in the 3-0 friendly win over Togo.
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