Some Everton fans must have mixed emotions regarding their win against Chelsea at the weekend. Many will obviously be delighted with the result at Goodison Park, although there will be concerns with how the team performed at stages, whilst others must be questioning why they cannot grind out those sort of victories on a regular basis.
It has been evident that the club need a striker to solve their woes in front of goal, despite the best efforts of Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson. Henry Onyekuru has been performing well on loan at Galatasaray this season, however, that has alerted one of Europe’s biggest clubs.
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According to a report by Fanatik, Bayern Munich are understood to be interested in the Nigeria international forward and are believed to have held discussions with Marcel Brands about a possible deal.
However, it is claimed that the director of football has told the Champions League giants that he wants €40million (£34.2m) for the 21-year-old, as they still believe he has a future with the Premier League outfit – should he receive a work permit.
The fact that Everton and Brands want €40m (£34m) would suggest that Onyekuru is highly-rated at the club and has a future, despite not having kicked a ball for the Toffees.
And, his performances in Turkey would certainly give the club something to be excited about should he ever be allowed to play for them.
The Nigerian has 11 goals and three assists in his 24 matches this season for Galatasaray and is showing signs that he could be the player Everton have been crying out for in recent memory.
Sandro Ramirez, Oumar Niasse and Cenk Tosun have all tried to be the focal point of the Toffees’ attack in recent seasons, however, they have all appeared to find life in England’s top-flight extremely difficult and have not managed to make any real glowing impressions.
As mentioned, the club have had to rely on Sigurdsson and Richarlison for their goals and both came up with the goods at the weekend, but if Onyekuru can obtain a work permit in the summer, then it may help to alleviate any of the pressure on the two attacking midfielder’s shoulders.
Everton fans, what do you make of Brands’ valuation of Onyekuru? Do you think he could be the answer to your striking woes if given the chance? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.