French giants AS Monaco have entered negotiations with Premier League side Everton over the possible transfer of Nigerian winger Henry Onyekuru who looks set to leave the club on a permanent basis.
According to media reports in England, the 22-year-old winger, who failed to get a work permit in England to enable him to play for the Toffees, will now seek a permanent move this summer after spending the last two seasons on loan.
Signed from KAS Eupen in the summer of 2017 for a fee of around €7 million, it is understood that Everton is holding onto at least twice the amount they paid for the player with Monaco only willing to offer €12 million which matches the player’s valuations.
Though no official statement has been made by both club, the Nigerian, who recently got married, will arrive in the UK this weekend to have a clearer picture of his future.
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Onyekuru netted 16 times for Turkish side Galatasaray to help them clinch the Turkish League and the Cup titles and was also on the radar of European heavyweights PSG and Bayern Munich.
He was also part of the Super Eagles squad that finished third at the just concluded African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt in spite the fact that he couldn’t score a goal at the tournament.
By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde