Henry Onyekuru has become somewhat of an enigma at Everton, since joining the club from Belgian side KAS Eupen in the summer of 2017. Now, he may have just hinted at his future on Instagram.
The 21-year-old joined Everton for £7million, according to the BBC. But he failed to obtain a work permit to play for the Goodison Park club, and therefore had to go on loan.
He joined Anderlecht on loan during the 2017-18 campaign, scoring 10 goals in 28 league and cup fixtures. He has been in strong form this time around, during a loan spell with Turkish side Galatasaray.
The versatile attacker – who is naturally a striker but can also play out wide and in the 10 role – has scored 11 goals and laid on two more in 33 games, with the majority of those coming from the left flank.
He scored a brace on Monday night in a 5-0 win over Antalyaspor and posted on Instagram after the match, claiming playing for Gala is like “feeling at home”.
So, does Onyekuru have his heart set on gaining a work permit at Everton – or does he see his future in Turkey? Certainly, judging by his post, he is enjoying life at Gala.
It remains to be seen if Everton will gain a work permit for Onyekuru. The wait is frustrating for all parties – and Onyekuru may just give up looking for a route into the Premier League and try later in his career.
Leaving The Toffees will come as a weird one given that he has not even played for the senior side. But if Everton can make a profit and Onyekuru wants to leave – as per his post – then maybe it is the best move.