Everton agree deal for Nigerian striker Onyekuru

Sheri Evans
June 28, 2017

Onyekuru underwent medicals at Everton's Finch Farm training base on Monday, June 26 and agreed personal terms with the club.

Onyekuru, 20, netted 24 goals last season for KAS Eupen which prompted a rash of clubs including Arsenal, Swansea, Liverpool, Chelsea, Bournemouth, Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund, West Ham, Nice and PSG to show interest in signing him.

Onyekuru scored 22 goals last season to finish as the second highest scorer in Belgium.

Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger later backed out of the race to sign the young Nigeria worldwide, insisting he wanted to continue monitoring the striker.

Celtic wanted to sign Onyekuru in the January transfer window and slapped in a bid of €1m for the 20-year-old, but it was rejected.

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

He also revealed that the Nigerian striker was not able to earn a United Kingdom work permit and will now be loaned to Belgian club Anderlecht for next season.

It will take the club's spending past the £60m barrier this month with a deal pending for Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez.

No fee was reported.

Ronald Koeman is still after his prime summer target Gylfi Sigurdsson and Burnley defender Michael Keane.

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