Everton want to bring Super Eagles winger Onyekuru to English Premiership next season

ENGLISH Premier League giants Everton are set to recall Super Eagles winger Henry Onyekuru from his loan spell at Turkish side Galatasaray at the end of the season following his recent surge in form which the club believes makes him ready for the big time.


Onyekuru, 21, joined Everton from Belgian side Eupen at the start of the 2017/18 season and was immediately sent out on loan to Anderlecht. He came to prominence after finishing the 2016/17 season as joint top-scorer in the Belgian Juliper League with 22 goals in 38 games, sparking off a frenzy for his signature.


Of all the suitors, Everton were the ones who were successful in signing Onyekuru, offering him a five year contract worth about £40,000 a week. Due to UK work permit issues, however, Onyekuru was unable to play in England so his loan spell with Anderlecht was followed by him joining Galatasaray this season.


After a very productive season in Turkey, Everton now want Onyekuru back and are hoping that with him having established himself in the Nigerian team, he will be able to get a work permit. Galatasaray apparently want to keep the player but are resigned to losing him as apart from Everton, several other European big names are after his signature.


For instance, French giants Paris Saint Germain have been long-term admirer of Onyekuru and the club is said to be ready to offer Everton £20m for his services. Fellow French sides Monaco and Marseille are also said to be keen, along with Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Sevilla.


Onyekuru will be hoping to make Nigeria's 2019 African Cup of Nations squad this summer, which if he does will significantly boost his value. A good run in the Nigerian side will also help with work permit issues as the more caps he has, the more likely he is to meet British Home Office requirements.