Everton beats Arsenal to singing of Henry Onyekuru

Everton have signed Henry

Onyekuru from Belgian outfit KAS Eupen

Toffees beat Arsenal to signing after

activating £6.8m release clause in


The 20-year-old striker will spend the next

season on loan at Anderlecht

Onyekuru scored 22 goals to end as the

Belgian Super League's joint top scorer

Everton have pulled off a significant transfer

coup by landing Henry Onyekuru from Belgian

outfit KAS Eupen.

The Nigeria striker finished last season as the

joint leading scorer in the Belgian Super League

with 22 goals in 38 games – 10 of those came

in the final 10 games – and he has attracted

the attention of a number of top clubs across


His form was so good that he won his first

international caps at the end of the campaign

for Nigeria.
Arsenal had been regarded as leading the chase

for the 20-year-old but Everton have trumped

them all by negotiating a deal with Eupen that

will see Onyekuru spend a season on loan with

Anderlecht before coming to the Premier


Everton feel another season spent with

Anderlecht, who will be playing in the

Champions League, will be significant for

Onyekuru's development and he will arrive at

Goodison Park in 12 months a much more

polished forward.

Onyekuru is understood to have undergone a

medical at Everton's Finch Farm training base

on Monday and agreed personal terms to

maintain Everton's impressive start to their

summer transfer business.

Having smashed their club transfer record to

sign £30million goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and

followed up with the addition of £25m Davy

Klaassen from Ajax, Everton are not finished by

any means.

Sandro Ramirez, the Spain Under-21 striker, has

agreed personal terms and passed a medical

and is waiting impatiently for his move to be

completed from Malaga after Everton triggered

his £5.2m release clause. Though Real Madrid

have been linked with Sandro, no problems are


Everton will then set about securing the

signatures of Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is Ronald

Koeman's prime target, and Burnley defender

Michael Keane. It is likely they will move for

another striker, too, before the window closes in


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