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Everton winger Henry Onyekuru completes £12million Monaco move

13 August 2019

It will the case of one Nigerian in and another out at AS Monaco this week as the club prepares to complete the signing of winger Henry Onyekuru hours after announcing it had severed ties with Director of Sports Michael Emenalo.

Onyekuru, who has made 11 appearances for the Super Eagles, originally joined the Premier League side in 2017 but has spent the two past campaigns on-loan with Anderlecht and Galatasaray.

The Nigerian caught the eye of many last season whilst on loan at Turkish giants Galatasaray after netting 18 times in all competitions to help them to a domestic double.

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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.

During his unveiling, Henry Onyekuru said, "I am very happy to join a big club like AS Monaco. He is a fast and powerful offensive player who will strengthen our offensive sector".

The latter is now on the cards, with Monaco the club pushing hardest for him.

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The club lost its opening game of the new Ligue Un season 3-0 at home to Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday.

Prior to joining Monaco, Emenalo was technical director at Chelsea and worked with ten different head coaches.

French giants AS Monaco have announced the departure of former Super Eagles star Michael Emenalo after spending nearly two years with the club.

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Everton winger Henry Onyekuru completes £12million Monaco move