Date: 31st July 2019 at 11:45pm
Written by: Dwayne Gavan

According to Simon Jones of Mail Online, AS Monaco are set to sign Henry Onyekuru for £13.7m. The 22-year-old has failed to make an appearance for Everton since his move from KAS Eupen in 2017 due to a failure in getting a work permit.

As a result, Onyekuru has been loaned out to RSC Anderlecht (July 2, 2017 – June 30, 2018) and Galatasaray (July 12, 2018 – June 30, 2019) to continue his development. After 10 goals in 28 games for Anderlecht, the Nigerian international put himself in the shop window at Gala with 22 goals/assists in 44 appearances.

Mail Online say Onyekuru was expected to undergo a medical at Monaco on Wednesday. Marco Silva could look to replace the forward before the transfer window shuts too – Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) and David Neres (Ajax) were closely linked but may no longer be attainable targets.

Everton’s loss will be Monaco’s gain as Onyekuru has been impressive away from Goodison Park. He contributed 41 goals in 60 games at Eupen before coming to England and has remained prolific ever since. There’s little over a week remaining of the summer transfer window, so Silva and Marcel Brands don’t have long to replace the £31k-per-week man.

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