Bayern Lead Race To Sign Onyekuru

Bayern Lead Race To Sign Onyekuru

German champions Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru this summer reports Completesports.com.

The Bavarians who have also been linked with a move for Leroy Sane joins Valencia, Sevilla, AS Monaco and PSG who have made inquiries about Onyekuru’s availability this summer following his outstanding season for Galatasaray in the Turkish League.

Onyekuru so far he has scored 16 goals and claimed six assists in all competitions for Galatasaray who claimed a league double (their 21st league and 17th cup titles) this season with a league game left to play.

Sources close to the player have told ESPN that a top German club, believed to be Bayern Munich, have all but agreed with Everton to acquire the player.

“He has a big chance to sign with a big Bundesliga club,” the source told ESPN.

“There are also offers from at least one Premier League club and a La Liga club, but he priority is the Bundesliga and a deal has almost been agreed with Everton.

Onyekuru joined Everton in 2017 after a sterling season with Eupen, he was immediately loaned back to Belgian giants Anderlecht, where he scored 10 goals until he copped a cruciate ligament injury which ruled him out of action for six months.

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  • wow nice one

  • Darey 2 years ago

    Too early and risky tho, too much young talents in the setup, and Leroy sane could be on his way too…..he shld remain where he is to enjoy champions league next season

  • Abah-fada 2 years ago

    Na dis kain nuz I wan dey heah about awa pleyaz.

    Onyekuru has distinguished himself in the Turkish league, thus, attracting big money spenders to come for his services.

    A golden fish the say has no hiding place, the Turkish league can’t be compared to some of the top flight leagues in Europe.

    But, somehow the have manage to attract good players to their league. I pray he find himself in one of the big club in Europe next season.

    If Onyekuru move to any of these big clubs coming for him, it will change alot of things in our football as more Nigerian players would want to emulate him by working extra hard in their game to attract big clubs too.

    Maybe, or very soon my questions in one of the article will begin to produce the desired answers I want, my question is, why don’t Nigerian players aim at playing in big clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern, Liverpool, Man U, Man C, PSG, Roma and Ajax etc.

    We have been there before in some of this clubs mention above, but, why does our players remain in lower clubs in some big leagues around the world, and others prefer smaller leagues in Eastern Europe and Scandinavians.

    My prayer is for Henry to succeed in a move to a bigger club, so that others will emulate him by working extra hard on their game to attract big clubs too.

    • Abah-fada, you know I always love reading your submissions and the piece above is no exception – thank you so much.

      Yes, we had players in the books of Barcelona, Monaco and Chelsea and I hope we see more of this in the future.

      However, the average Nigerian footballer is a decent footballer no matter the league they play.

      Please, don’t get me wrong; I want our players to play for Real Madrid etc however, I don’t want this to be a barrier preventing players playing in lower leagues from being called up to the Super Eagles.

      That is one thing I like about Rohr and the late Great Stephen Keshi: they invite players to the national team whom they believe have something to offer regardless of the league and country that they play their football.

      Sunday Mba, Oboabona, Jamilu Collins, Ezenwa, Aaron Samuel and Semi Ajayi are only a few players who have played in modest leagues yet performed at a very high level in national colours.

      I remember when the Late Thompson Oliha came in for Amuneke in 57 minutes against Italy in USA 94, the midfielder played like a player in the books of Inter Milan yet he was playing his football in Africa.

      To conclude, I pray our players play for some of the biggest clubs on the planet if they so wish but for me, it doesn’t bother me that much.

      I like the variety of our players being picked from various clubs across leagues regardless of the stature of the league or club.

  • Abah-fada 2 years ago

    @ Deo,

    Thank you for the lucid post and contribution.

    What away to express politeness, backed with clarity in your piece.

    Thank you,