Former Celtic target Henry Onyekuru close to EPL exit

By Connor Gordon

August 1, 2019

Former Celtic target Henry Onyekuru is reportedly close to signing for Monaco.

The Everton man is going to France in a move worth £15 million.

Despite making zero appearances for the toffees, two loan spells show he is still a player.

Are Celtic missing a trick with the man who once wanted to knock them out the Champions League?

Henry Onyekuru close to Monaco move

The 22-year-old Nigerian has been about a few clubs in his short senior career.

Henry Onyekuru playing for Eupen. ( Photo by Nico Vereecken / Photonews via Getty Images)

A successful early period with Eupen attracted Celtic and eventual winners Everton.

He told the press that it was his ‘destiny’ to join the Merseyside blues in 2017.

However, Onyekuru was farmed out back to Belgium with Anderlecht where he scored 11 in 23 appearances.

While with the Belgian giants, he vowed to knock Celtic out the Champions League…unsuccessfully.

Last season, the attacker netted 14 goals in 38 appearances overall for Galatasaray.

Henry Onyekuru on fire for Galatasaray last season. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

These are good numbers and he has a tremendous league record, showing he still has his uses.

Putting bluster aside, it’s a head scratcher why Brendan Rodgers didn’t have his blinkers on.

The Hoops could have managed a loan move for the former target in a season where the Bhoys were crying out for creativity from the wings.

Everton set to double income with Henry Onyekuru

Unfortunately, Onyekuru has been unable to crack into the Premier League bubble.

A move to the principality of Monaco is on the cards as they look to bolster their lacklustre squad.

The team are in disarray and nobody knows who is in charge in the background.

Henry Onyekuru will be entering a thunderstorm at AS Monaco this season. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP)

A player like Onyekuru may be able to turn their fortunes right round if he continues his form.

Nevertheless, a reported £14 million move has been suggested by some reports.

Good going for Everton who paid £7 million just two years ago and didn’t play him.

The fee shows he was in Celtic’s reach and could have sold him for even more down the line.

Hopefully, Onyekuru knows what he is getting into at Monaco who are only heading in one direction.