Everton’s talented youngster who can’t play for them
Everton youngster Henry Onyekuru has revealed his thinking behind rejecting Paris Saint-Germain and joining the Toffees back in 2017.
The Nigerian is somewhat of an unknown entity for Premier League fans despite being a pretty talented Everton player.
Onyekuru joined the Toffees but due to work permit issues was unable to play for his new club.
That lead to a loan move to Anderlecht before another work permit application was rejected last summer.
Onyekuru then joined Galatasaray on loan with hope of meeting the criteria for a UK work permit this summer.
The 21-year-old has scored 12 goals and assisted three, impressing both Galatasaray and Everton fans.
Now, ahead of another work permit attempt this summer, Onyekuru has revealed he rejected Paris Saint-Germain to join Everton back in 2017 because they were “a club with better plans for my development.”
“I told my agent to call PSG that we are not going ahead with it.”
Speaking about a move to PSG, Onyekuru revealed that he got all the way past the medical stage before pulling out of a deal.
“I did a medical for Paris St-Germain on a Friday and we had to wait until Monday so they could make both signings [me and another player] official,” Onyekuru explained to the BBC.
“I spoke to my mother and she said she just wants me to play because I’m young and still need to improve, and from there the right club will come.
“So I decided to go with my mother’s advice so I just cut the deal off – just like that. I told my agent to call PSG that we are not going ahead with it.”
Onyekuru then spoke about his move to Everton, claiming he opted for the club with better “plans for my development.”
“The conversation with my mum helped my decision-making, so it was to a club with better plans for my development,” Onyekuru continued.
“We had Everton before PSG and we all knew getting a UK work permit was going to be difficult. But their relationship with Anderlecht helped a lot in finalising things.”