Super Eagles winger, Henry Onyekuru has disclosed that his eager to ‘Create his own history’ after completing his move to AS Monaco.
Onyekuru in an exclusive chat with DiegwuSports said he was happy to finally sign for the Principality club despite the long delay.
‘I am happy to be here, I thank God that finally the deal went through. Like you know they were so many delays but all parties involved remained positive and it helped.’ Onyekuru told DiegwuSports.
The winger who was part of Nigeria’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt becomes the 2nd Nigerian to play for AS Monaco after Victor Nosa Ikpeba, but Onyekeru has refused to be compared with Ikpeba.
‘He [Ikpeba] obviously is a legend and a Ayer we all idolized while growing up. However, that was his history and legacy. I am here to create my own history and legacy.’
Onyekuru joined Everton in the summer of 2017 but didn’t make a single appearance for the Merseyside club for two successive season’s. First to Anderlect in 2017 where he scored nine goals in nineteen matches and then to Galasatary in 2018 where he scored fourteen goals in thirty-one matches.
However, the Onitsha born striker bares no grudges for not being given a chance by Everton.
‘Not at all. I bare no grudge against them. We are all professionals, they felt I was not in their plans and I am happy we all work together in getting a club for me. I wish them the best for the future.’
Onyekuru is in contention to make his Ligue 1 debut when AS Monaco visit Metz on Saturday.