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Super Eagles’ forward, Onyekuru joins Monaco for €15m

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French Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco has signed Nigeria striker, Henry Onyekuru from Premier League club Everton.

Onyekuru’s contract is expected to see him play for five seasons at a fee worth €15m.

The 22-year-old has 11 caps for Nigeria and was part of the team that helped Nigeria emerge third at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

Reacting to his new move, 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.

“(This is a) new challenge, I am excited. Let us get started. I want to thank Everton for the opportunity and making it possible for me to experience the best year of my career at Galatasaray.

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“My time in Turkey was nothing short of amazing! The supporters, the club and my teammates made me feel at home from Day 1! We made history, Thank you.”

Vice President and General Manager of Monaco, Oleg Petrov, also said, “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.”

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