Everton has completed the signing of exciting Nigerian forward, Henry Onyekuru.
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, Anambra State, Nigeria, Onyekuru joined the esteemed Aspire Academy at age 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 Nigerian 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.
– Bowale Odutola