According to Turkish outlet Aksam, Everton are considering "offering" the young Nigerian striker to Besiktas to offset the remaining €5m of what they owe the Black Eagles for Cenk Tosun.
Onyekuru was initially signed by the Toffees for €8m from Eupen of the Belgian league and has been farmed out on two loan spells at Anderlecht and Galatasaray while he becomes eligible for a work permit to play in the Premier League.
He has 15 goals in 40 games in all competitions this season and has been linked with a number of clubs across Europe in recent weeks, including Bayern Munich, Valencia, Sevilla and Monaco.
Original Source: Aksam via All Nigeria Soccer
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1 Posted 09/05/2019 at 16:49:22
2 Posted 09/05/2019 at 16:49:42
3 Posted 09/05/2019 at 17:00:45
4 Posted 09/05/2019 at 17:08:20
5 Posted 09/05/2019 at 17:12:49
6 Posted 09/05/2019 at 17:40:17
I would have liked him to have been given a chance, maybe Silva has watched him and doesn't like him enough? Or he wants to offload 2 or 3 wingers and get his own man in, in their place.
7 Posted 09/05/2019 at 17:49:20
8 Posted 09/05/2019 at 17:49:49
9 Posted 09/05/2019 at 17:56:34
Sounds suspect- he has done enough for us to try again for a work permit and no offence but Turkey source isnt always reliable!
10 Posted 09/05/2019 at 18:03:25
11 Posted 09/05/2019 at 18:06:58
"the Toffees have offered Besiktas the Nigeria international instead of paying five million euros for the last installment of Cenk Tosun"
For God's sake, reads like two farmers coming to an agreement over trading a couple of horses or bulls.
12 Posted 09/05/2019 at 18:21:59
13 Posted 09/05/2019 at 19:07:21
14 Posted 09/05/2019 at 19:25:43
15 Posted 09/05/2019 at 19:43:30
He's not played enough international games to qualify for a work permit as yet. Would normally need another 12 months as I think he's only broken into the international set up this season.
If he plays in this summers African Cup of nations that would help raise his profile, increase % games played and increase his value. All may help build a case to get him a work permit earlier.
The player wants to play in the Premier league as most players do because it's a high level competition with world wide coverage. Plus the wages aren't bad.
However with no loyalty to us other European leagues could also give him greater satisfaction and ability to play in European cups. His agent will push this as a higher profile = more money.
Silva needs players ready for next season. It's an important summer with many players future to sort out. Not sure Silva has the time to wait another 12 months. He may not be here and if we get £10M it's better than a player who can't play for him.
On the other hand I think Brands will be the decision maker in this. How much funds required for targets will need to come from player sales.
Our summer may be more exciting than the past few seasons. Let's hope for the best.
16 Posted 09/05/2019 at 19:59:26
17 Posted 10/05/2019 at 00:27:43
18 Posted 10/05/2019 at 01:30:15
Both have that air of 'street footballer' about them; great technique and a desire to run at people. Both came on leaps and bounds during a loan spell abroad but Lookman came back without standing much chance of breaking into the team ahead of Bernard and Richarlison, so even getting a work permit, where does that leave young Henry?
I can think of nothing nicer than getting a tune out of exciting, technically gifted footballers like Lookman, Dowell and Onyekuru but we'd be lucky if the side could accommodate one of them.
19 Posted 10/05/2019 at 01:35:31
Only questions I have is how long is remaining on his contract and when is he likely to be eligible for his work permit?
20 Posted 10/05/2019 at 05:56:06
Didnt we pay that for Zouma on loan? Maybe its Turkish april fools day
21 Posted 10/05/2019 at 08:32:51
What is more glaringly obvious is the fact we paid £7M for him and as far as I know have also paid a portion of his wages while he has been on loan, so why would we take a loss on that outlay?
Other Clubs never seem to have these work permit issues so why is it always harder for us?
22 Posted 10/05/2019 at 10:05:17
23 Posted 11/05/2019 at 15:35:48
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