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Henry Onyekuru rejects Arsenal, signs for Everton

Henry Onyekuru rejects Arsenal, signs for Everton

- Everton have beaten Arsenal to the signing of Nigerian starlet Henry Onyekuru

- The Toffees signed the striker from Belgian outfit KAS Eupen

- He will spend the 2017/2018 season on loan at Belgian club Anderlecht

- The 20-year-old ended the season as the Belgian Super League's joint top scorer

Everton have signed Henry Onyekuru from Belgian outfit KAS Eupen after the striker underwent a medical at the Finch Farm on Monday, June 26.

NAIJ.com understands Arsenal were interested in the striker who finished last season as the joint leading scorer in the Belgian Super League with 22 goals in 38 games.

He scored 10 of those came in the final 10 games of the season which led to interest in his services.

Henry Onyekuru rejects Arsenal signs for Everton

Henry Onyekuru rejected Arsenal in favour of Everton

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The striker has played once for Nigeria, the 3 - 0 win over Togo in an international friendly.

NAIJ.com can authoritatively report that the 20-year-old will spend a season on loan with Anderlecht before coming to the Premier League.

Everton feel another season spent with Anderlecht, who will be playing in the Champions League, will be significant for Onyekuru's development.

Ronald Koeman has been busy in the transfer market thi summer with the Toffees breaking their club transfer record to sign £30million goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and followed up with the addition of £25million Davy Klaassen from Ajax.

Henry Onyekuru rejects Arsenal signs for Everton

Koeman has been rebuilding his side this summer

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Sandro Ramirez, the Spain Under-21 striker, has agreed personal terms and passed a medical and is waiting to have his £5.2million completed.

The Goodison Park outfit are also interested in Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City and Burnley defender Michael Keane.

Meanwhile, you can see NAIJ.com's video of the Super Eagles training ahead of the World Cup qualifiers;

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