Everton have been desperate for a striker to step up to the plate ever since Romelu Lukaku completed his switch to Manchester United. The Toffees have had a number of players try and make the role their own since arriving at Goodison Park, however, many have failed to make the desired impact those at the Gwladys Street end had hoped for.
Henry Onyekuru is yet to get his chance for the Premier League outfit, although that has largely been down to the fact that he has been denied a work permit, and has been impressing with his loan spell at Galatasaray this season – netting nine goals in his 22 Super Lig appearances so far.
The goals have dried up for him recently, however, there is still some interest thought to be held in the Nigerian international forward.
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According to Takvim, Club Brugge are understood to be keen on the 21-year-old and are believed to have made an official offer for the player already, although whether it is on a temporary or permanent basis is unknown.
The Nigerian is not expected to remain at Galatasaray next season as Faith Terim does not see him in his future plans for the Istanbul outfit.
Onyekuru knows Belgium well having played the majority of his football in the country with Eupen and also spending time on loan at Anderlecht last season, where he continued to impress, but there are doubts about whether he would want to return to the country.
Onyekuru may not have yet been able to kick a ball for Everton, however, a lot is expected of the youngster that had cost them £7million to sign in the summer of 2017.
Whether they look to offload him in the summer remains to be seen, as the player will have likely been signed as a long-term project and one they are willing to wait as long as possible on before making a decision on his future considering the legal issues they have gone through.
The 21-year-old has been able to produce a number of good figures during his loan spells away from Goodison Park and could thrive in the Premier League if he were able to land himself a work permit, which may have been helped by his inclusion in the international side.
If they can secure the legal documentation, many of the Toffees will be keen to see what he can bring to the club and whether he can finally end the woes they have had following Lukaku’s departure.
Cenk Tosun, Oumar Niasse and Sandro Ramirez have all been brought into the club and have found the going tough in England, whilst Everton have had to rely on the likes of Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson to find the back of the net on a regular basis.
However, if Onyekuru is not able to obtain a work permit in the summer, maybe another season in Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League may not be too bad of a thing for him.
Everton fans, what do you think Everton should do regarding Onyekuru in the summer? Do you think they should offload him or keep hold of him for as long as possible in the hopes that he will obtain a work permit? Join in with the discussion by sharing your thoughts with us below.
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