Galatasaray of Turkey striker, Henry Onyekuru has been hit with another blockade in his hope of finally joining his parent club, Everton, as The Toffees’ manager, Marco Silva says many issues first have to be settled before the crafty player can move to Goodison Park.
Onyekuru, who has also attracted summer transfer interest from Bayern Munich of Germany, had been angling for a full stay at Everton, where he has not played a single game since signing for them in 2017, but the mid-stream English Premier League club’s boss is not thinking much of him.
The winger-cum-attacker has been on fire since joining Galatasaray on loan from RSC Anderlecht of Belgium last summer but the former KAS Eupen star, who got the winning goal that sealed the Turkish Super Lig title for his team is looking unlikely to get a permanent stay at Everton.
This is sequel to fresh angles of worry raised by Silva, who noted that the issue of a British work permit will still have to be sorted out before Onyekuru could be said to be on his way to Merseyside permanently.
The gaffer, though, added that three players are lying ahead of Onyekuru on his attacking players’ options at Goodison Park, such that the Super Eagles’ star’s efforts so far in Turkey might not have been considered good enough for him to make a bold entry into The Toffees’ mainframe.
Amidst the report out of England, information in Turkey indicates that Onyekuru, who notched 14 goals to his name, including one in the final game of the season against local rivals, Istanbul Basaksehir, is set for a trip to Germany to seal a permanent transfer to Bayern Munich.
The Spanish duo of Valencia and Sevilla are also said to be keen on a deal for Onyekuru, while reports in Turkey suggest he will be in Germany to seal a switch to Bayern, but Everton’s gaffer appears nonpulsed.
Silva held nothing back, as the Spanish tactician admitted he is not sure about the chances of Onyekuru finally moving to Everton this summer, following a highly successful season on loan with Galatasaray.
Although Everton’s case in pursuing a work permit for Onyekuru could be boosted by his potential involvement with Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations, Silva has brought up the issue of rival players as well.
Silva was quoted by The Times writer, Paul Joyce as saying: “At this moment we have four wingers in our squad – Richarlison, (Ademola) Lookman, Bernard and Theo (Walcott).
“(That means) four with right foot and he is one more with a right foot. We would have to think about a work permit, also.”