Breaking: West Ham join race for Onyekuru

English Premier League side, West Ham United have joined the race to sign Nigerian international and AS Monaco forward Henry Onyekuru, according Turkish outlet Sabah

The paper reports that the English club wants to sign the former Everton player before the end of the January transfer window but they face stiff competition from Galatasaray and Fenerbahce.

The Nigerian is struggling for game time with the Ligue 1 side, featuring just four times this term, and he can move for a €1.5 million loan fee, subject to a €5.5m permanent deal.

The Hammers are looking to strengthen their attack this month following the departure of Ivory Coast international striker Sebastien Haller, and landing Onyekuru could end up being a bargain.

Monaco are open to a permanent exit for their Nigerian import and will do business with clubs willing to meet their valuation of the Super Eagles star.

Having failed to get a chance to impress in the Premier League with Everton, Onyekuru may not be keen to return to England due to work permit issues.

He has not played the required number of games for the Nigeria senior national team to qualify him for a work permit and has not been invited by team’s gaffer, Gernot Rohr since he featured for just 12 minutes against Algeria in the 2-1 semi-final loss at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.



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