Everton fans would be forgiven if they had forgotten that Henry Onyekuru was one of their players. The club spent £7.2million (Transfermarkt) on the Nigeria international in the summer of 2017 by Ronald Koeman, but he has since been unable to play for the Toffees because of work permit issues.
However, spells at Anderlecht and Galatasaray appears to have helped Everton to make a decision regarding his future at Goodison Park.
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According to The Guardian, Everton are set to apply for the legal documentation to allow him to play in the Premier League next season.
The 21-year-old is thought to be highly-rated by both Marco Silva and Marcel Brands and they are keen to see him in a blue shirt in the future.
If Everton are successful in being able to acquire a work permit for Onyekuru, they could have a really exciting prospect on their hands and one that could finally solve their attacking woes when it comes down to their strikers.
The Nigeria international has been in fine form for Galatasaray this season and has found the back of the net 11 times in his 24 Super Lig appearances so far, showing signs that he could do a job at Goodison Park in the future.
However, if the club fails to win a work permit for him, it would seriously throw his future into doubt and the club may have a rather interesting decision to make.
Onyekuru may have to be sent out on loan once again, or Everton may have to consider offloading him permanently and look to recoup the transfer fee they paid out for him – although, it might not be too difficult to do if his form for the Turkish giants is anything to go by.
Everton fans, do you think Onyekuru could be the answer to the attacking woes if the club manages to acquire a work permit for him? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.
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