Everton latest signing Henry Onyekuru says he could have earned more elsewhere than at Everton but choose to join the Premier League side after listening to advices from ex Nigeria international Peter Osaze Odemwingie.
Onyekuru’s move to Everton was confirmed yesterday by the club, with the official announcement also confirming that he will spend a season on loan at Belgium side Anderlecht.
However the striker could have ended elsewhere particularly West Ham who were the front runners for his signature, but the 20 year old who scored 24 goals last season for Eupen revealed other factors made him snub a move to other teams.
A chat with Odemwingie who played in the Premier League for Stoke City, West Brom and Cardiff City played a role in his choice of Everton, as well as assurances from Everton boss Ronald Koeman.
“Before making the decision I seek some advice from Nigeria ex players like Osaze Odemwingie, and he gave me some advices you know. I have some other clubs you know ready to offer more than what Everton did”, he told Owngoalnigeria.com.
“But I begged with my agent I need to play inside the pitch and not just the financial aspect for my career I need a coach that will push me to make a good career for me, so I choose Everton because the coach really wants me and I am going to take a loan to Anderlecht, so it’s good for my career.