Everton hopeful that Henry Onyekuru will be granted work permit for next season

Everton hopeful that Henry Onyekuru will be granted work permit for next season

Many may have forgotten that Everton splashed out £7.2million (per Transfermarkt) on Henry Onyekuru in the summer of 2017.

The Nigeria international forward was brought to the club from KAS Eupen by Ronald Koeman, however, he has had a difficult time with getting a work permit to allow him to play in England.

He was initially sent out on loan to Anderlecht on a two-year deal, however, The Toffees cancelled the second year and sent him to Galatasaray instead, where he has been performing well.

However, it appears that he could still have a future in the Premier League with Everton.

According to a report by The Liverpool Echo, the Goodison Park outfit are still hopeful that he will be granted a work permit after his recent exploits in football.

The 21-year-old has been playing in European football’s top club competitions, whilst he has represented Nigeria earlier in the year as they look to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

The Verdict:

Whether Onyekuru will feature in Marco Silva’s plans remains to be seen, but he could finally be able to get the chance to play for Everton in the near future.

The 21-year-old has shown glimpses of what he can bring to Goodison Park with his time at Eupen, Anderlecht and Galatasaray and is certainly an exciting prospect.

However, if Everton are unable to obtain the necessary documents for the Nigerian, he may have to leave the club without ever getting the chance to show why £7.2m was spent on him in the summer of 2017.

Everton fans – thoughts?

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