Former Super Eagles Captain Warns Onyekuru on Monaco Debacle


Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo has urged Henry Onyekuru to quit Ligue 1 club AS Monaco, as soon as possible, over the Winger’s lack of game time.

Onyekuru signed for the former French Champions from Everton after his impressive loan spell with Galatasaray last season.


The Nigerian scored 14 goals in 30 league appearances for the Istanbul Giants in his second loan spell away from Everton.


He never played for the premier league side, a situation Yobo described as “sad”.


“It was sad he (Onyekuru) couldn’t find a chance to play in Everton,” Yobo, said told


“He is a great talent. His failure to secure a work permit didn’t allow him to play for Everton.


“The English Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world, but it can be a big disadvantage when you don’t play.


But, Yobo insists the 22 year-old must end his torrid spell in Monaco’s nightmare, latest January, to revive his career.


So far this season, the Nigerian has only made four appearances in all competitions for Leonardo Jardim’s side. He also lost his place in the national team as a result.


“His performance for Galatasaray last season was exceptional and I expect him to do that with the national team.


“His time in Monaco has not been good and leaving the club is the best option for him.”


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