Everton Confirm 5-Year Deal, Anderlecht Loan For ‘Exciting’ Onyekuru

Everton Confirm 5-Year Deal, Anderlecht Loan For ‘Exciting’ Onyekuru

 

English Premier League club Everton have confirmed the signing of Super Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru.

The Nigerian himself had announced the deal on social media earlier in the week, but the buying club only confirmed it on Friday.

"Everton has completed the signing of exciting Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru," the club announced on their official website before going on to provide details and praise the youngster.

"The pacy 20-year-old has joined the Blues from Belgian side Eupen for an undisclosed fee, becoming the Club's third confirmed signing of the 2017 summer transfer window.

"Onyekuru, who has signed a five-year contract until the end of June 2022, joins on the back of a prolific 2016/17 season when he was the Pro League’s joint-top scorer with 22 goals.

"Born in Onitsha, Nigeria, Onyekuru joined the esteemed Aspire Academy aged 13 and spent five years at the Doha-based facility before linking up with Eupen.

"In his two years with the Belgian club, he averaged a goal every two appearances and leaves Eupen with the eye-catching statistics of 30 goals in 60 matches in all competitions.

"Onyekuru is a Nigeria international, having made his senior debut for the Super Eagles against Togo in June 2017.

"He is the third new arrival at Goodison Park this summer, following goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and midfielder Davy Klaassen, who were signed earlier this month from Sunderland and Ajax respectively.

"Onyekuru will spend the 2017/18 season on loan at Belgian champions Anderlecht, where he is set to further his football education by playing in the Champions League."

Onyekuru is now the sixth Nigerian to sign for Everton, following in the footsteps of Daniel Amokachi, Victor Anichebe, Joseph Yobo, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Hope Akpan.

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