Nigerian winger Henry Onyekuru has revealed why he snubbed move to Paris Saint Germain to join Monaco.
Onyekuru joined Everton from Belgian team KAS Eupen in 2017 but never played a match for the Toffees.
He spent spells on loan at Anderlecht and Galatasaray, helping the latter to the title in Turkey last season, and never played for Everton.
“I did a medical with PSG on a Friday and we had to wait until Monday so they could the signing official,” he told BBC Sport.
“I spoke to my friends and my mother, asking if it was a good idea to play in Paris and they gave me their opinions.
“So I decided to take their advice and cut the deal off – just like that. I told my agent to call PSG that we are backing out.
“I wanted to play regularly in the Champions League, which is why I opted for Everton via Anderlecht.”
After failing to win their last three games, PSG host Monaco on Sunday as they hope to seal their Ligue 1 crown.
The 21-year-old was Born in Onitsha, Onyekuru started his career at Aspire Foundation who discovered him and took him to Europe.
In 2016 he joined Eupen in Belgium first division where his performances have caught the eye.
Onyekuru plays everywhere in attack. From highlights on, the right-footer prefers playing from the left where he cuts in from his left and trouble defenders with his pace and skills.
The Anambra State-born player also plays as an out and out striker, but his yearn to always get involved in the game often see him leave the 18-yaerd-box.