Top European club signs Nigerian attacker who won AFCON 2019 bronze medal

Top European club signs Nigerian attacker who won AFCON 2019 bronze medal

- Galatasaray have completed the signing of Nigerian star Henry Onyekuru on loan

- The Turkish club has an option to buy him permanently

- This is the third time the Super Eagles forward is joining the Turk Telekom Stadium outfit

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Nigerian winger Henry Onyekuru has joined Turkish giants Galatasaray on a short-term loan deal until the end of the ongoing season.

Sources claim the Istanbul-based outfit included an option to sign him permanently depending on his performances for the club.

His return to the Turk Telekom Stadium could be attributed to his success in 2018-19 season when he scored 14 goals and five assists in 31 league appearances for them.

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The Super Eagles attacker joined Monaco from Premier League outfit Everton in a deal valued at around €13.5 million but has failed to impress Nico Kovac.

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Henry Onyekuru
Henry Onyekuru after completing his move to Turkish side Galatasaray on a short deal. Credit - Onyekuru
Source: Twitter

Onyekuru managed just four league appearances in the first half of the season with just one credited to him while starting all of them from the bench.

The former Premier League star told Galatasaray media after completing his loan move to the Turkish side:

"First of all, I am very happy to be here again. I want to have a season where we can achieve the goals of the club, with plenty of goals and make everyone proud.
“I'm hoping to stay here longer. I spoke to our president, vice president and technical director, and they expressed their confidence in me. As always, I'm willing to give 100 percent.
“As I said before, my goal is to achieve more success with the club, win more trophies and make our fans proud. Hopefully, we will win both the league and the Turkish Cup."

The Nigerian star got his professional career started with Belgian side KAS Eupen, moved to the Premier League in 2017 but never got a chance to kick a ball for the Toffees before he was offloaded two years later.

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Onyekuru broke into Nigeria's national team squad four years back and was part of the team that won the bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON championship staged in Egypt in the summer of 2019.

He is also a recipient of the Super Lig title and equally lifted the Turkiye Kupası in the 2018–19 season. earlier reported that West Brom are considering signing Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa this month in a bid to escape relegation this campaign.

Sam Allardyce and his wards have not been finding it rosy this term in the Premier League and they are currently occupying 19th position on the table with just two wins after 19 games.

Since leaving the Saudi Arabian League last year, Ahmed Musa has been with his family and friends in Jos and he is preparing to join another club.


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