Super Eagles and newly signed Everton forward, Henry Onyekuru, has arrived Austria, the training camp of his new team, Anderlecht, where he will spend next season on loan from Everton.
Onyekuru recently joined Everton, signing a five-year deal after a successful last season at modest Belgian side, KAS Eupen, but will spend next season on loan at Anderlecht, as he isn’t qualified for a work permit needed to play in the English Premier League.
The 20-year-old, who scored over twenty goals, assisting a further nine for the Pandas last season, was reportedly set to join Arsenal, after reports that the FA Cup winners had agreed a fee for his signature before joining Everton.
Commenting on the loan move; “I am very happy that he is coming to Anderlecht”, René Weiler, coach of Anderlecht said. “He is a very talented player with impressive statistics. He doesn’t need time to adapt to the competition, he knows it, and we know his qualities,” he added.
Also speaking further on the move was club business manager, Herman van Holsbeeck. “His play style matches the house’s and we hope the fans will be happy with his coming,” he said.
“We want to play in three fields and the coming of Henry Onyekuru matches the club’s ambitions,” he added.
For Onyekuru, who made his international debut for Nigeria in a friendly against Togo recently, he’s happy to have joined the Belgian champions.
“I’m really happy to be with Anderlecht this season,” Onyekuru said. “I work hard, and try to deliver every game. I’m happy to be amongst the champions,” he added.
In a related development, Onyekuru will be wearing jersey number 9 at Anderlecht next season, after the club revealed as much via their official website.
After joining his new team mates at the training camp in Austria, the club took to their website and social media accounts to display an image of the 20-year-old with his new number.