Henry Onyekuru has an uncertain future at Everton. A failure to attain a work permit forced the young winger to embark upon loan moves away from Goodison Park in 2017 (to Anderlecht) and 2018 (to Galatasaray).
He might be forced to leave again this summer if he’s unsuccessful in getting a permit, telling Kralspor: “I’m very happy here. I love Galatasaray. My dream is to play in the Premier League, but I’m having some problems with the work permit. If they agree with Everton, I will stay at Galatasaray.”
According to Fotospor, Bayern Munich are watching Onyekuru’s progress at Gala and have sent scouts to monitor his development. Sport Witness say the 21-year-old has impressed at the Türk Telekom Arena this season, scoring and creating 14 goals in 25 Super Lig games.
The Nigerian international joined Everton from KAS Eupen for around £7m in 2017 but his valuation has sky-rocketed two years later. Onyekuru could cost sides close to £34.5m to sign this summer which may be a stumbling block in negotiations.
There should be a possibility for another loan move in 2019/20, but Everton could look to cash in if they fail to get a permit for Onyekuru this summer. His problem was that he didn’t initially meet the criteria of playing 75% of competitive appearances for the national team over the last two years.
However, Onyekuru has been a regular in the previous 12 months which could boost his chances maybe upon an appeal. If not this summer, then he stands a chance of best accepted in 2020 so long as he remains in the national team. Everton will have a lot to ponder in the upcoming transfer window.