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OFFICIAL! Onyekuru joins Olympiacos from Monaco

Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru has left French club, AS Monaco, and has signed a permanent deal with the Greek side, Olympiacos.

Onyekuru was never a mainstay at Monaco, and he went on loan to Galatasaray on two different occasions. He has now moved to Greece.

The 24-year-old sealed the move on Saturday, and Olympiacos have now announced the signing of the Nigerian.

The official statement reads: “Olympiacos have announced the acquisition of international ace, Henry Onyekuru. The Nigerian, born on June 5, 1997, in Lagos, has been acquired from Monaco after signing a four-year contract.

“Having spent five years at Aspire Academy, Onyekuru took the first big step in his career in 2015 by signing a contract with Eupen. His 30 goals in 60 games with the Belgian club attracted several clubs with Everton acquiring his services in 2017. The Nigerian spent the next two seasons on loan at Anderlecht (28 assists, 10 goals) and Galatasaray (31 assists and 14 goals) respectively.”

Speaking on his move to Greece, Onyekuru said: “I know it is a big club in Greece, one of the biggest and they have good ambition and target every season and they are always in the Champions League.

“I also know of two Nigerians who played here before and I am just here to contribute and keep on pushing and also to be champions countless times, achieve more goals and aims with the club. I am happy to be here and ready to achieve more with the club.”

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