Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru, as he is not in the plans of manager Niko Kovac, is keen to leave Monaco this month.
In Ligue 1, this word, the Croatian gaffer only gave the Super Eagles star four appearances totalling a mere 141 minutes.
In the 2-1 away loss to Rennes in September, the last of those match times came as a late replacement.
That’s way below expectations for a player that Monaco bought from Everton in 2019 for EUR 13.5 million.
Onyekuru understands that to develop himself at the club and international level, he needs to play more frequently.
“I think it was sudden, and I had no idea about the move,” Onyekuru told the BBC.
“It was all decided between both clubs in two days, and I had to rush down to Monaco to complete the transfer.
“Unfortunately, I didn’t get much playing time. I think there’s more to it.
“I am not someone to make excuses about life or football, but I think the manager has a different plan, and I am probably not in that plan.
“I’ll be leaving in January for football reasons, so I can return to the form I need to be in.”
The former Anderlecht loanee is poised to switch clubs in the coming weeks.
Onyekuru is not short of suitors, with Turkish giants Galatasaray reportedly in negotiations with Monaco for the former Everton signing.