Henry Onyekuru casts doubt over Everton future amid work permit issues

Work permit issues could lead to missed chance

Everton’s Henry Onyekuru has admitted that he could leave the club permanently if work permit issues persist when he returns from Galatasaray.

The Nigerian forward is exactly the attacking player who Everton need right now, though he is out on loan.

The reason comes with issues over his work permit when Everton signed him from KAS Eupen.

Onyekuru had just come off the back of scoring 24 goals in Belgium but those issues meant Everton would need to send him out on loan to Anderlecht.

That would hopefully allow him to meet the parameters for a UK work permit.

However, he was still unable to get one after having a pretty decent season.

That lead to Everton sanctioning a loan move to Galatasaray in hope of him playing in the Champions League and boosting his chances of getting one.

Now, ahead of another attempt at a work permit in the summer, Onyekuru has cast some doubt over his future.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Everton Director of Football, Marcel Brands looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on September 1, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Willing to remain at Galatasaray

That is because Onyekuru has admitted that he would be willing to stay at the Turkish giants on a permanent deal.

Despite claiming that it is his dream to play in the Premier League, he explained that should Everton and Galatasaray agree a deal, he’d happily stay.

“I’m very happy here I love Galatasaray,” he explained to Kralspor. 

“My dream is to play in the Premier League, but I’m having some problems with the work permit.

“If they agree with Everton, I will stay at Galatasaray.”

This could be big for Everton, with Onyekuru seemingly a pretty big talent at just 21 years of age.

You would imagine they want to get him back and in the squad, though judging by his comments, you cannot rule out him remaining in Turkey.


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