New arrival at Galatasaray of Turkey, Henry Onyekuru has stated delight at what he called the warm reception he got from fans, officials, coaches and fellow players at the Turkish Super Lig club, all of which he says have reassured him of a glorious career with the team.
Onyekuru further said he is excited with the prospects in store for him with the Istanbul-based club, which he believes will be in contrast with the torrid spell he faced after injury wrecked his bright start at RSC Anderlecht.
The 21-year-old forward scored nine goals in 19 games for Anderlecht last season, but he refused another loan spell at the Belgian club; after he openly rowed with them over his knee injury and his comeback after that setback.
Onyekuru eventually opted for another loan spell from his parent club, Everton, and then quickly jumped at the offer of taking a spot Gala had initially preserved for Leicester City attacker, Ahmed Musa, who they curried after his exploits at the World Cup.
The lad to talk about now, though, is Onyekuru, and the former KAS Eupen of Belgium youngster says he is glad with the decision he took to join the Turkish outfit.
He is still relishing an ‘amazing’ welcome he received at the training camp of the current Turkish Super Lig champions in Switzerland, where he was warmly received.
Onyekuru disclosed: “I was well received on my arrival here by officials, teammates and fans.
“It is a good feeling for me, the atmosphere is good. Most especially the fans, I was overwhelmed with the way they have accepted me. They are just amazing with their show of love towards me.”
Incidentally, Onyekuru will earn a lot more than the $100,000-a-month salary announced by Galatasaray, as updated information reveals he is actually on £37,000-a-week.
A credible source explained further that Onyekuru will be paid £148,000-a-month, adding: “Henry is going to earn more than what was reported in the media.
“The media said he is to be paid $100,000-a-month, but that is far below what he will earn at Galatasaray.
“He will be paid £37,000 a-week which is £148,000 a-month. This wage is without league and Champions League bonuses.”