Date: 13th August 2019 at 7:01pm
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Everton have confirmed the departure of Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru, who has signed a five-year contract with AS Monaco having never played a game for the Blues.

The club’s announcement has seen Toffees supporters rally on social media, with members of the Goodison Park faithful sharing their regret in never seeing the 5 ft 7 winger take to the field on Merseyside due to issues obtaining a UK work permit.

Other supporters have suggested that Onyekuru was the most pointless transfer the club has made in recent years, as we spent a reported £7million to sign a then 19-year-old from KAS Eupen in 2017, before he had even made a senior international appearance for the Super Eagles.

The obstacles that have blighted our efforts to obtain permission for the attacker to play in the Premier League meant he joined RSC Anderlecht and Galatasaray for season-long loan spells, before leaving for Monaco for a reported £12million.

In the two years that followed his capture, Onyekuru would have needed to feature in 75% of Nigeria’s fixtures to be able to obtain a permit to play in the Premier League this season, but come the end of this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations and the Onitsha-born forward has eleven caps to his name from a possible 30.

Here’s how these fans reacted to Onyekuru’s departure…

 

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