Henry Onyekuru: New Monaco signing hails Everton and Galatasaray

Ross Houston
August 13, 2019

Monaco have signed Nigeria global Henry Onyekuru on a five-year-deal from Everton, the French club announced on Monday.

He spent the 2017-18 season back in Belgium on loan at Anderlecht, before another loan deal at Turkish side Galatasaray past year.

Monaco are understood to have agreed a fee in the region of £14 million for Onyekuru, which comes just a week after Djibril Sidibe moved to Merseyside on loan.

Ironically Onyekuru's move to Monaco is coming at a time when the club has announced it has parted ways with its Director of Sports and former Nigerian worldwide Michael Emenalo.

"He has demonstrated his qualities in recent seasons".

He joined Monaco in November 2017 after being recommended for his eye for top talent, but his recruitment caused him to lose the confidence of his bosses. 'The Nigerian offensive midfielder is committed to five seasons'. I will give everything to improve and help the club to have a great season.

Emenalo spent a decade at Chelsea, after joining them in 2007, where he worked in the scouting and coaching departments.

Monaco lost 3-0 to Lyon in their opening match of the 2019-2020 season on Friday, August 9.

The 54-year-old played for Major League Soccer (MLS) club San Jose Clash in the mid-1990s before moving to Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv in 1998.

He has been capped by Nigeria 11 times in the past two years, featuring in the Super Eagles' Africa Cup of Nations campaign over the summer.

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