Everton are reportedly considering selling Nigerian talent Henry Onyekuru this summer as he once again failed to receive a work permit.
Pulse Nigeria reported last week that the forward had been rejected a work permit for the third summer in a row.
Now, Turkish reports are suggesting that Everton are considering selling the player. Fotomac is reporting that Everton have decided to sell the player. The Nigerian spent last season on loan at Galatasaray and the Turkish side are open to bringing him in, either on loan or permanently.
Onyekuru, who got married over the weekend, was signed by Everton in 2017. He joined from KAS Eupen in a deal reported by the BBC to be in the region of £7 million.
However, he was immediately loaned out to Anderlecht as he did not yet have a work permit.
After injury ruled him out of last summer’s World Cup, Everton again struggled to get clearance for the player and loaned him to Turkey.
Onyekuru had a great season in Istanbul. He scored 16 goals for the club, including the goal that won them the league.
However, he failed to make an impact with Nigeria at this summer’s African Cup of Nations leaving Everton short in their hopes of another work permit application.
It will be a shame if Everton never get the chance to field Onyekuru in a competitive fixture. But it is starting to look as if their gamble on his international clearance may not pay off.