Onyekuru eyes ‘great season’ with Monaco

Everton's Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru is on the wanted list of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille.

Henry Onyekuru is looking to improve as a player and help Monaco “have a great season” after joining from Everton for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old Nigerian joined the Premier League club from Belgian side Eupen in summer 2017 for £7million, but he never made a senior appearance for the Merseysiders.

Onyekuru, who had an injury-hit loan spell at Anderlecht in 2017-18, bounced back as he scored 16 goals in 44 appearances to help Galatasaray win the title in Turkey last season.

Announcing the move on their website, the Ligue 1 side said in a statement: “AS Monaco is pleased to announce the signing of Henry Onyekuru from Everton. The Nigerian offensive midfielder is committed to five seasons.”

Onyekuru said: 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.”

Monaco’s vice-president Oleg Petrov added: “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.”

The news of Onyekuru’s arrival was followed by Monaco’s confirmation that Michael Emenalo has left his role of sporting director after nearly two years at the Stade Louis II with Olga Dementeva stepping in to replace him.