Everton Fight Off Competition From Arsenal To Complete Signing Of Henry Onyekuru

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Everton look to have completed the signing of Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru from Belgium side Eupen.

Henry Onyekuru, 20, was the top scorer in Belgium last season and will be loaned to Anderlecht for the upcoming campaign.

The midfielder had sporadically been linked with Arsenal and West Ham earlier this summer.

He had £6.8m release clause in his contract and his advisers had also been in talks with other clubs, including Arsenal and West Ham.

The 20-year-old, who doesn’t qualify for a work permit yet, will be loaned to Anderlecht for next season (doesn’t qualify for work permit yet).

The exciting forward revealed back in December that he dreamed of playing in England and north London was his ideal destination.

Onyekuru said: “I believe I have the level to one day play in the Champions League.

“The Premier League is my dream league, although I would rather go to Arsenal.

“Football was my relaxation after school. With my friends, we watched the Premier League every weekend.

“I’m a huge Arsenal fan, Thierry Henry is my idol. Now I’m a professional footballer, I try to copy him as much as possible.

“I look back to the games I saw as a boy, but I also regularly watch videos on YouTube to see how he did certain things.”



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