Yobo reacts as Onyekuru signs for Monaco
Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, has said Henry Onyekuru must prove his quality at Monaco.
Onyekuru’s inability to secure a work permit in England, ended his dream to play for the Toffees, having joined the Merseysiders in 2017.
Before signing for the Ligue 1 club on a five-year deal, the 22-year-old was sent on loan to Anderlecht, and then Galatasaray, where he helped the Lions win a domestic double last season.
Although Yobo feels disappointed about Onyekuru’s inability to represent the Goodison Park side, he believes Onyekuru’s move to Monaco is a new chapter for him.
“He is a fantastic talent and I would have loved to see his deal [with Everton] go through but work permit restricted him from playing in the Premier League.
“But he has shown what he’s got at Galatasaray, very exciting to watch and he can score goals as well. I was happy seeing him play for Nigeria national team but he didn’t get that chance to play for Everton because he didn’t play more international games to give him the right.
“For me as an Evertonian, I feel he is a good prospect and would have been a great talent for Everton. He did very well at Galatasaray and was one of the fans’ favourites and if he had his way, he would have stayed to continue his progress but then, the club wanted to do a different business which was against his wish,” Yobo told Goal.
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