The 20-year-old Nigerian international shared photos on his social media account, announcing that he would move to Goodison Park next summer.
It isn’t far-sightedness from the Toffees; the club believes that he will get more matches with a loan spell and that is the path they intend to follow. Anderlecht have agreed to take the striker who scored 24 goals in 41 games last season, for a year.
Onyekuru made his international debut for the Super Eagles 3 – 0 win over Togo earlier this month in Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, France. With his age and lack of international experience, it’s unlikely the striker would qualify for a work permit from the British government. As such, he is better served with staying in Belgium for another twelve months.
West Ham United were early pacesetters in the chase for Onyekuru but were soon overtaken by Arsenal. The Gunners however, have progressed their interest in Alexandre Lacazette, with a €57m deal in the offing. Arsène Wenger is also close to landing Thomas Lemar of Monaco, giving him a surplus of attackers.
Onyekuru’s arrival in 2018 is likely to raise questions about Romelu Lukaku’s future. The Belgian international is linked with a move to Chelsea but recently denied he had already spoken with his former club.