Super Eagles star jets to European country to sign huge contract

Super Eagles star jets to European country to sign huge contract

Babajide Orevba
January 23, 2021 at 12:26 PM

- Henry Onyekuru earlier had two loan spells at Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray

- Latest reports have it that the AS Monaco star has arrived the club for a third loan move

- Galatasaray confirmed that negotiations have started between them and Monaco

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Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru has reportedly landed in Turkey to complete his loan switch to the Super Lig side Galatasaray from French outfit AS Monaco.

The 23-year-old Super Eagles forward who had played on loan at the same club twice is set for a third spell.

Onyekuru scored 17 goals and recorded eight assists in 56 appearances during his two previous stints with the club.

The former Everton of England forward won a league and cup double with the Galatasaray during his first spell.

Galatasaray said in a statement:

“Official negotiations have started with the football player and his club AS Monaco Football Club SAM regarding the temporary transfer of professional football player Henry Chukwuemeka Onyekuru to our club."

He spent six months with Ligue 1 side Monaco and could not break into the first team, managing to make just four appearances since last September.

Jubilation as Super Eagles star jets to European country to sign huge contract with top club
Henry Onyekuru in action for galatasaray. Photo: Sercan Kucuksahin
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And it is understood that Galatasary and the player have reached an agreement for another loan spell with the Super Lig side with the option to buy.

The former Everton star played the entire 2018-19 and the second half of the 2019-20 season with the Turkish club and won the league and Cup double for the Turk Telekom Stadium outfit.

He signed for Everton for £7million in 2017 but was loaned out to Belgian side Anderlecht and Galatasaray before Monaco made his deal permanent in 2019.

The Nigerian forward was joint top-scorer with Belgian side Eupen, scoring 22 goals in the 2016-17 season before making a move to the Premier League.

Onyekuru has been struggling under Niko Kovac at Monaco and reports claim the Nigerian international is looking to revive his career with Galatasary.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that as a devoted Muslim, Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa is seen in a photo heading to the mosque for prayers, with the picture background capturing his garage.

Musa, who is currently a free agent having left Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr last year, is believed to have not less than N200million worth cars in his garage.

In his post on Friday, January 22, Musa left words of prayers for his followers praying that they are blessed with open doors.

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