Joseph Yobo speaks on Henry Onyekuru's move to Monaco
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Joseph Yobo speaks on Henry Onyekuru's move to Monaco

Former Nigeria international and Everton legend Joseph Yobo has exclaimed that Henry Onyekuru must make the difference at his new club Monaco.

In an interview with Goal, Yobo believes that Onyekuru is still young and has a lot to prove but he should put in the extra work and have the critics eat their own words. 

The 22-year-old has struggled to make a name for himself in the Premier League with Everton due to work permit struggles - a side that he joined back in 2017.

However, Onyekuru now sees himself in yet another club but this time he penned a five-year contract with Monaco - prior to that he had been shipped out on loan to Anderlecht and Galatasaray - respectively. 

In his interview, Yobo expressed his sadness and disappointment in the Nigerian youngster not being able to showcase his talent with The Toffees as he felt like the qualities that the 22-year-old has would have gone a long way in his career in England. 

"He is a fantastic talent and I would have loved to see his deal with Everton go through but work permit restricted him from playing in the Premier League," Yobo told Goal.

"But he has shown what he's got at Galatasaray, very exciting to watch and he can score goals as well. I was happy seeing him play for Nigeria national team but he didn't get that chance to play for Everton because he didn't play more international games to give him the right.

"For me as an Evertonian, I feel he is a good prospect and would have been a great talent for Everton. He did very well at Galatasaray and was one of the fans' favourites and if he had his way, he would have stayed to continue his progress but then, the club wanted to do a different business which was against his wish."

"Monaco is a good team but haven't done well in the past few years. Everything is now new for Henry to prove himself again," Yobo continued.

"He would have been happy at Galatasaray and done more because he knows the club and their culture but in Monaco, he must prove himself. He is a striker, young and still learning the trade," Yobo concluded. 

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