Date: 26th September 2019 at 5:45pm
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Henry Onyekuru was sold by Everton this summer after failing to attain a work permit, but his move to AS Monaco hasn’t quite gone to plan.

The 22-year-old has struggled for form & playing time at the Stade Louis II and has been dropped by the Nigerian national team as a result. It’s still early into the new season, but Onyekuru isn’t having the best start to life in France.

The Monaco winger has made four appearances since his move from Everton, making one assist. In Ligue 1, he started in the 3-0 defeat to FC Metz (August 17) and the 2-2 draw with Nimes Olympique (August 25) before being dropped by Leonardo Jardim.

Onyekuru was given just a minute off the bench in the 2-2 draw with RC Strasbourg (September 1), was an unused substitute in the 4-3 defeat to Olympique Marseille (September 15), picked up 15 minutes in 0-0 draw with Reims (September 21) before being left on the bench in the 3-1 win over OGC Nice (September 24).

The Nigerian international has managed only 16 minutes of football for Monaco in the last month. Under Jardim, Gelson Martins, Gil Dias and Keita Balde has been preferred on the wing, but Onyekuru has plenty of time to turn things around.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article