Onyekuru almost joined PSG before Everton move

Henry Onyekuru has revealed that he was hours away from signing for Paris Saint-Germain before moving to Premier League club Everton instead.

The Nigeria international impressed for Belgian side Eupen last season, scoring 24 goals in 41 games across all competitions, which convinced the Toffees to sign him on a five-year deal.

However, the striker came close to joining PSG instead, but time constraints resulted in his agent opting to pull out of that move.

The 20-year-old will spend the first year of his Everton contract on loan at Anderlecht, where he will have the opportunity to play Champions League football.

"I had even completed my medical at PSG, but for the Parisians, it had to be all very fast," Onyekuru told Het Laatste Nieuws.

"In two hours' time, I had to decide. My agent eventually ended the deal, but I was actually at PSG.

"Both for sporting and administrative reasons, it was impossible to go from Eupen to England straight away, so a club in England and one elsewhere in Europe had to be found.

"With Everton and Anderlecht we found the perfect deal. I'm in a good club from the Premier League and with Anderlecht I can play the Champions League, so it's ideal."