Report: Galatasaray and Bayer Leverkusen have to pay £16.2m for £31k-per-week man

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According to Haberturk (h/t Sport Witness), Galatasaray and Bayer Leverkusen are interested in Henry Onyekuru and are looking to procure his signature this summer. The £31k-per-week Everton man still doesn’t have a work permit and could be sold for the right price.

The report says Onyekuru has a £16.2m asking price, but Galatasaray are only looking to sign the 22-year-old on loan. Leverkusen are willing to agree a permanent deal, but they may not pay Onyekuru more than £0.71m-a-year in wages – less than half what he’s currently earning at Goodison Park.

Since his move from KAS Eupen in 2017, the Nigerian international has made more appearances on loan at RSC Anderlecht (July 2, 2017 – June 30, 2018) and Galatasaray (July 12, 2018 – June 30, 2019) than he has at Everton (0 appearances, 0 goals). It looks unlikely that he’ll ever play for the Merseysiders too.

Onyekuru’s failure to attain a work permit forced him to seek a temporary move away, but his form at Gala (44 games, 22 goals/assists) could earn him a permanent switch. If Everton sell him for £16.2m this summer, they’ll have made a considerable profit (131%) from the £7m paid two years ago.

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