Super Eagles winger Henry Onyekuru admitted that moving to the French side Monaco last summer from Everton was not his decision.
The 22-year- old joined Monaco on a permanent deal from Everton after an impressive loan spell at Galatasaray.
“I didn’t get a work permit in Everton and my head wasn’t there either. I had no plans to go to Monaco; this was not a planned move,”Onyekuru told Sporx
“I was about to return to Galatasaray after the African Cup, but the Everton sporting director called me and said he had found a new club for me.
“They (Everton) were having talks in Turkey; they told me that it was impossible for me to go there on loan twice.
“I knew they wanted me to go to Monaco. There was no other choice but to go. I didn’t want to force it, cause a crisis”
“I could return to Everton and practice alone and I didn’t want that. It was not my decision to go to Monaco; I wanted to return to Galatasaray.”
Former Everton’s forward move to Ligue 1 club turned out to be disastrous, as the winger only made four appearances and had to return to Galatasaray on loan during the January transfer window.
“Things did not go as planned in Monaco. I had problems with Jardim.
“He told me that after my second match, he switched to a system with two strikers and no winger.
“My normal position, the left-wing, was no longer needed. He asked me to keep calm and work,” he added.
“I agreed to work without playing for a few months and didn’t tell me anything. We started having problems since then.
Onyekuru has registered one goal and four assists since he rejoined the Turkish club.