This one is moving quick it seems. Onyekuru will be headed to France for a medical soon it appears, with the two clubs having decided a transfer fee.
AS Monaco have agreed a fee with Everton of around €15m. Henry Onyekuru expected to arrive in the coming hours for a medical. https://t.co/hfSRjeNRWw— Get French Football News (@GFFN) July 31, 2019
£14m represents about double what the Blues paid for him a couple of summers ago. Decent value I suppose if you include what we got for loan fees last two seasons.
The two-year Henry Onyekuru experiment looks to be over.
The Liverpool Echo reports that Everton are in talks with Monaco over a permanent deal for the Nigerian international.
It is believed Onyekuru is still unable to obtain a work permit to play in the Premier League so the Toffees are ready to let him go permanently.
The good news is that they are expected to make a small profit on the £7m they paid KAS Eupen in that heady summer of 2017.
The 22-year-old was immediately loaned out to Anderlecht with the hope of gaining sufficient domestic and international experience to obtain a work permit further down the line.
Sadly, a knee injury cut short his time in Belgium but he recovered in time to head out on loan to Galatasaray last summer.
Onyekuru was a huge success in Turkey, hitting 14 goals to help the side win the league title.
Galatasaray were believed to be keen on signing Onyekuru again this summer, while CSKA Moscow had also expressed an interest, but it now seems he is bound for Ligue 1 instead.
It is a shame that we will never get to see Onyekuru pull on a royal blue shirt as he looks to have potential. But if he doesn’t fit the criteria to get a work permit there is no point in keeping him on the books.
I’m sure the money will be gratefully received and go straight back into the transfer kitty ahead of what could be a hectic end to the transfer window.