Galatasaray are planning to accelerate their efforts to retain the services of Everton winger Henry Onyekuru for another year, according to Takvim.
The Turkish outlet understand the recently-crowned Super Lig champions intend to hold talks with Everton during the first week of June, with Executive Director Sukru Hanedar responsible for coordinating the terms of the extension.
Cimbom are keen for our never-seen 2017 signing to spend another year on loan at the Turk Telkom Arena as manager Fatih Terim currently has set out his summer plans around the Nigerian remaining an option.
If we decide against allowing the 9-cap international to re-join Galatasaray for another year, it is said the Istanbul outfit will have to restart their transfer strategy from square one.
News of Hanedar allegedly being set to hold talks with Everton in the first week on June comes just days after Onyekuru conducted an interview with Hurriyet, where he suggested he would prefer another year in Turkey than finally making his Goodison Park debut.
The Onitsha-born attacker also shared his hopes that we take his thoughts into consideration during any negotiations.
“My wish is to stay in Galatasaray! Everton, who rented me here only if I consider my decision without thinking about it, I prefer to stay,” he said.
At present, it is still unclear whether Onyekuru will be eligible for a UK work permit this summer, which has so far been the stumbling block in the former KAS Eupen star making his Premier League bow.
His time with Galatasaray, unfortunately, does not affect the likelihood of one being obtained, but the 21-year-old scored 16 goals and was accredited with six assists during his year in Gold and Red, which led to Cimbom lifting the Super Lig and Turkish Cup trophies.