The likes of Barcelona, Manchester United, Tottenham, Fiorentina, Ajax and PSV are supposedly tracking Henry Onyekuru's progress in Belgium.
The young Everton striker is on loan at Anderlecht and has been in good form, scoring seven goals in 14 games, which, according to Het Laatste Nieuws, has attracted plenty of attention.
They claim that scouts from a clutch of European clubs watch him score in Anderlecht's 2-1 win over Royal Excel Mouscron this weekend.
Meanwhile, 90MinutesGoal.com are reporting that a source close to the 20-year-old is claiming that Tottenham have inquired about Onyekuru as a potential replacement for Harry Kane who is a rumoured target of Real Madrid.
"Yes Tottenham are watching proceedings and have made contact with him about a potential move. They see him as the next big thing and a good replacement for Harry Kane who they feel might join Madrid next summer," the source apparently said.
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1 Posted 20/11/2017 at 14:26:30
2 Posted 20/11/2017 at 14:29:18
3 Posted 20/11/2017 at 14:32:23
4 Posted 20/11/2017 at 15:00:38
5 Posted 20/11/2017 at 15:05:01
6 Posted 20/11/2017 at 15:26:00
I'd be really pissed off if that happened as he is very highly rated. Tapping up may be against the rules, but let's not pretend it doesn't happen in almost every transfer. Well, except Everton, who like to speak to clubs first before stealing their managers! No wonder we are usually so far behind in the transfer market.
7 Posted 20/11/2017 at 15:36:43
8 Posted 20/11/2017 at 15:49:55
I hope he comes in January and helps fire us to better things.
9 Posted 20/11/2017 at 15:59:00
10 Posted 20/11/2017 at 16:08:33
As for going to big huge massive Tottenham who flatter to deceive and haven't won the league in my lifetime (I'm only 55) I'd take that with a pinch of salt.
Don't forget Anderlecht got hammered at home by Celtic so it just proves how bad they are. Talking of Celtic, it may not be a bad idea for us to go after Moussa Dembele (he's strong and fast) and their left back Tierney who looks a good prospect
11 Posted 20/11/2017 at 16:08:33
So he's not going to get "snapped up" "stolen away" or taken from our club by any means without our club agreeing to the sale.
12 Posted 20/11/2017 at 16:11:08
I can just imagine him and Niasse running at defenders giving them nightmares.Hopefully if we get a new manager in he will do his best to persuade the board to bring him in early so we will at least get to see him for a few games in a blue shirt.
13 Posted 20/11/2017 at 16:28:21
14 Posted 20/11/2017 at 16:29:18
A feather in Walsh's cap also.
15 Posted 20/11/2017 at 16:42:06
Maybe they want him now on the cheap, in 3 years time if he continues his progression, he maybe world class.
He may not want to go anywhere if we are in our new stadium and investing for Champions League qualification.
He won't be going anywhere for a while or there will be a lot of angry Evertonians.
16 Posted 20/11/2017 at 17:16:55
17 Posted 20/11/2017 at 18:54:56
18 Posted 20/11/2017 at 19:33:19
19 Posted 20/11/2017 at 20:21:49
20 Posted 20/11/2017 at 20:31:00
21 Posted 20/11/2017 at 20:31:36
22 Posted 20/11/2017 at 20:39:43
We sold Rooney when we had no money, a young Evertonian at that. We sold John Stones when we didn't need to, apparently and we've just offloaded one of the top strikers in World Football, a player who is the first choice striker at one of the top six rated National Teams on this planet.
So why be surprised if we sold Onyekuru? He's not even graced the Goodison turf so why not cash in now and avoid the pain I've gone through, sorry, what we've all been through. We haven't even given the lad a chance with us. What was the point in scouting him? To make some cash when we sell him on? To buy what, another prospect?
We will continue to be a feeder club for years at this rate. Get him to Goodison and keep him for God's sake. If he's great, keep him and let's move forward. Is it that hard to fathom??? You keep your best players and ship out your worst.
23 Posted 20/11/2017 at 20:40:42
If you want the boring reason: not enough caps, having only recently made his debut. He needs to have played 75% of the nations games in the last two years. So he's miles off.
What about the special talent argument? It doesn't apply to him. Nigeria are not high enough in the FIFA rakings. A special talent at a country ranked as low as them should be in the first team. It applies to countries like Brazil, who can feasibly have a special talent not good enough to get in their main squad.
As for someone else signing him, you can forget that, he cannot have 3 clubs in 12 months, so he's at Anderlecht until the summer, no matter what.
24 Posted 20/11/2017 at 21:29:09
25 Posted 20/11/2017 at 23:42:16
26 Posted 20/11/2017 at 23:49:27
27 Posted 21/11/2017 at 00:47:31
28 Posted 21/11/2017 at 00:50:07
Or we can just sell him and make a big profit.
29 Posted 21/11/2017 at 01:20:11
Unfortunately he can't play for us and other clubs want to sign him.
It's that about as good as it gets nowadays?
30 Posted 21/11/2017 at 02:24:03
31 Posted 21/11/2017 at 04:22:51
32 Posted 21/11/2017 at 10:28:21
Load of bollocks.
33 Posted 21/11/2017 at 13:25:03
34 Posted 21/11/2017 at 13:40:34
35 Posted 21/11/2017 at 13:45:30
36 Posted 21/11/2017 at 15:55:18
That he doesn't play regularly for Nigeria might count against him in that assessment, but that he plays for a relatively high profile club, has been top scorer in a European league and... actually... that lots of teams want to buy him, would also be factors in favor.
37 Posted 21/11/2017 at 17:21:25
Our focus needs to be to get some clean sheets after getting new signings - do not see that with our present back 4 - hope Coleman and Bolasie come back firing, and win more than half our home games. I'd take 17th right now.
We can the start again next year with Onyekuru. But focus on the here and now, and stay up.
38 Posted 21/11/2017 at 19:59:06
39 Posted 22/11/2017 at 14:39:51
40 Posted 25/11/2017 at 00:12:35
“The forward sparked rumours that he could be set for a comeback after posting a picture on his Instagram account tagging himself in Liverpool city centre last month.
When asked about the picture, he told Belgian newspaper La Libre: "Yes, that's right and I'm waiting for something. That's all I can say.
"I hope to be able to play there in January.”
So, application made for a work permit? Awaiting decision. Player wanting to come here and add pace to the LW preferably on the left of a front three.
41 Posted 25/11/2017 at 00:18:12
42 Posted 25/11/2017 at 00:28:14
43 Posted 25/11/2017 at 00:47:37
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