English Premier League membership Everton have confirmed the signing of Tremendous Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru.
The Nigerian himself had introduced the deal on social media earlier within the week, however the shopping for membership solely confirmed it on Friday.
"Everton has accomplished the signing of thrilling Nigerian ahead Henry Onyekuru," the membership introduced on their official web site earlier than occurring to supply particulars and reward the teen.
"The pacy 20-year-old has joined the Blues from Belgian aspect Eupen for an undisclosed payment, turning into the Membership's third confirmed signing of the 2017 summer time switch window.
"Onyekuru, who has signed a five-year contract till the top of June 2022, joins on the again of a prolific 2016/17 season when he was the Professional League’s joint-top scorer with 22 targets.
"Born in Onitsha, Nigeria, Onyekuru joined the esteemed Aspire Academy aged 13 and spent 5 years on the Doha-based facility earlier than linking up with Eupen.
"In his two years with the Belgian membership, he averaged a aim each two appearances and leaves Eupen with the eye-catching statistics of 30 targets in 60 matches in all competitions.
"Onyekuru is a Nigeria worldwide, having made his senior debut for the Tremendous Eagles in opposition to Togo in June 2017.
"He’s the third new arrival at Goodison Park this summer time, following goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and midfielder Davy Klaassen, who have been signed earlier this month from Sunderland and Ajax respectively.
"Onyekuru will spend the 2017/18 season on mortgage at Belgian champions Anderlecht, the place he’s set to additional his soccer training by taking part in within the Champions League."
Onyekuru is now the sixth Nigerian to signal for Everton, following within the footsteps of Daniel Amokachi, Victor Anichebe, Joseph Yobo, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Hope Akpan.
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