Former Super Eagles defender and captain, Joseph Yobo has claimed that Henry Onyekuru must prove his quality at Monaco to justify his ratings.
The Nigeria forward was officially announced as a Monaco player on Monday after joining from Premier League side, Everton.
The 22-year-old who was loaned out to Galatasary last season and Anderlecht the season before, joined the Principality club for an undisclosed fee after failing to secure a work permit in England.
And after making the switch from Merseyside to the Stade Louis II, he has been charged to take his game to another level by Nigeria and Everton great.
Yobo expressed his disappointment that his countryman didn't get the chance to show his talent at the Goodison Park but believes the move to Ligue 1 would give young forward an opportunity to show how good he is.
“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 said in an interview with 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.
“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.
"I wish him all the best and hope he performs well like he did in Turkey and ultimately bring his form back to the national team."