Everton winger Henry Onyekuru joins Monaco for £12 without playing a single minute for the Toffees
- Monaco have signed 22-year-old Everton winger Henry Onyekuru for £12m
- He arrived in the south of France to agree terms of a five-year contract
- The Nigeria international did not make a single appearance for the Toffees
- Work permit complications led to loan spells with Anderlecht and Galatasaray
Henry Onyekuru has completed a transfer from Everton to Monaco for an undisclosed fee, the clubs have announced.
Nigerian forward Onyekuru joined Everton from Belgian team KAS Eupen in 2017 but never played a match for the Toffees.
He spent spells on loan at Anderlecht and Galatasaray, helping the latter to the title in Turkey last season, and never played for Everton.
Monaco are poised to sign Everton winger Henry Onyekuru in a £12million deal
‘AS Monaco is pleased to announce the signing of Henry Onyekuru from Everton,’ read a statement on the Ligue 1 club’s official website. ‘The Nigerian offensive midfielder is committed to five seasons.’
Everton signed the Nigerian for £8m in 2017 but he has spent the last two seasons on loan with Anderlecht and Galatasaray, who he helped win the Turkish League.
Onyekuru made 44 appearances for the Turkish champions last season, providing 16 goals and six assists.
At Monaco, he will replace Belgian international Nacer Chadli who has gone on loan to Anderlecht.
Among his new team-mates in the Principality will be ex-Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Onyekuru sprints past Celtic’s James Forrest during a loan spell at Anderlecht in 2017-18