Everton Have Long-Term Plans For Henry Onyekuru

 

By Abayomi Johnson

Everton have future plans for their Nigeria striker, Henry Onyekwuru, who is currently playing on loan at Galatasaray.

According to Turkish outlet, Fanatik the Premier League club priced Galatasaray out of a buy-out option for the 21-year-old after slapping a £22.5m valuation on the forward.

The Lions wanted to include a buy-out option but the Toffees would not budge on the price.

The reigning Super Lig champions urged Everton to reconsider but the Premier League outfit are said to have made it clear they have long-term plans for Onyekuru and were not prepared to let him leave on the cheap.

The former Eupen player who played last season on loan at Anderlecht, where he scored nine goals and rendered four assists in 19 games before suffering an injury, has hit the ground running at the Turkish champions, scoring the only goal that gave them victory against Goztepe on Sunday, a feat that earned him a spot on the Super Lig Team of the Week

He scored two preseason goals, opening his account in a 2-1 defeat to Valencia on July 21 and scored the only goal that gave them victory against Club Africain of Tunisia a week later.