Date: 16th May 2019 at 8:00am
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Henry Onyekuru has an uncertain future at Everton. The 21-year-old has spent two years at Goodison Park without making a single appearance and could be moving on this summer. Onyekuru has failed to attain a work permit to play for Everton, forcing him to be loaned out until his application is accepted, but he’s had no luck since 2017 and might have to spend another year away.

The Nigerian international has represented his country on nine occasions but has only become a regular in the last nine months. Onyekuru made his debut for Nigeria in 2017, made his second appearance five months later and had to wait a year to make his third outing. He’s since only started two games for the Super Eagles, both of which have come in the last two months.

Everton have already spent £7m on signing Onyekuru and have paid the forward £1.6m-a-year/£31k-per-week – more than £10m in total over two years. Onyekuru was loaned back to RSC Anderlecht (42 appearances, 15 goals, six assists) in July, 2017 and spent the 2018/19 season at Galatasaray (28 appearances, 10 goals).

The Blues are facing a third season without Onyekuru, and the amount of money spent without him making an appearance is adding up.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article


3 Replies to “Explained: How Everton wasted £10m over two years, situation still unresolved”

  • Presumably you are going to go on to comment on the loan fees and wages contributions that have been made to Everton by both Anderlecht and Gala? Or perhaps the numerous recent links of Onyekuru to the like of Dortmund, Bayern and PSG at fees exceeding £30m? Do your homework.

  • Well said BlueDan. I hope we get the permit but if we don’t we’ve made a huge profit on a very good footballer

  • Yeah, we’ve wasted huge amounts on dead wood and you pick a player we’ve been astute in buying. Now if your article was on Sandro well then that would make sense.

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