Transfer: Onyekuru Joins Anderlecht Training


Nigerian youngster, Henry Onyekuru, has joined up with his new club RSC Anderlecht for their pre-season training camp in Austria.

The 20-year-old forward completed a move to Everton for a transfer fee of £7 million and the English club has subsequently farmed out the Super Eagles new invitee on loan to the Belgian champions for the rest of the season.

The former Aspire Academy apprentice arrived to link up with his new teammates and straight away was handed jersey No 9 for the season.

Onyekuru’s arrival was announced on RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht official twitter handle thus: “Welcome Henry Onyekuru! ?? Ready to meet his teammates in Austria! ???? #RSCA

The Toffees, who beat the like of Arsenal and West Ham United for the signature of Onyekuru, had to send out the forward on loan for the rest of the season on the advice of their manager Ronald Koeman.

Koeman feels one more season in the Belgian top division with Anderlecht will help the development of the youngster and also afford him the chance to play in the UEFA Champions League next season.

Onyekuru is now expected to be a central figure at Anderlecht for the coming season after netting 24 goals for KAS Eupen last term.