Everton 'beat Arsenal' to sign Nigeria attacker

Beth Cruz
June 28, 2017

Onyekuru will join Anderlecht on loan for next season after being his side's top scorer in Belgium last season, and then he will join up with Ronald Koeman next summer.

After being wooed by several top clubs in Europe, Nigerian striker, Henry Onyekuru has finally sealed a deal with EPL club, Everton FC.

Everton have beaten off competition from Arsenal and West Ham to sign Henry Onyekuru from KAS Eupen.

However, the player is understood to have had a medical with Everton on Monday.

Arsenal are also set to bring in Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon this summer as they look to bolster their forward choices.


He made his senior debut for Nigeria's Super Eagles earlier this month in the 3-0 friendly win over Togo.

However, there has been a delay in completing the transfer because of his involvement with Spain's Under-21s at the European Championship.

English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford arrived from Sunderland for £30 million (S$52.9 million) and Dutch global midfielder Davy Klaassen cost £25 million pounds from Ajax.

Everton have not yet announced the deal formally but the picture above suggests this could be imminent.

Everton are also interested in Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and Burnley centre-back Michael Keane.

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