Premier League: Everton sign Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru from Eupen on five-year deal

London: Everton have signed Henry Onyekuru from Belgian side KAS Eupen on a five-year deal and will loan out the Nigeria striker to Anderlecht next season, the Premier League club said on Friday.

Henry Onyekuru will be loaned to RSC Anderlecht for the upcoming Belgian season. Twitter: @OnyekuruHenry

Henry Onyekuru will be loaned to RSC Anderlecht for the upcoming Belgian season. Twitter: @OnyekuruHenry

The 20-year-old was the joint-leading scorer in Belgium's top flight last season with 22 goals in 38 games for Eupen and was linked with a number of clubs, including Arsenal.

Having agreed personal terms, Onyekuru, who scored 30 goals in 60 matches in all competitions in two years at Eupen, had a medical at Everton earlier this week. No fee was disclosed.

Onyekuru, who has played once for the Super Eagles, is Everton's third close-season signing.

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford joined from Sunderland for 30 million pounds and Netherlands midfielder Davy Klaassen cost 25 million pounds from Ajax Amsterdam.


Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 12:39 PM

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