Striker David Henen was signed by Everton on loan from Olympiakos (who had just picked him up from Anderlecht in Belgium) in the beginning of the 2014-15 season. Expectations were not high for the youngster as he slotted straight into the youth sides at the time. In 15 appearances for the U21 and U23 teams, he picked up 4 goals and 2 assists, and the Blues picked up the option to sign him permanently at the end of the year’s loan, locking him to a three-year contract in July 2015.
He spent the beginning and end of the 2015-16 season with the Everton youth teams, scoring once in ten appearances. In between he was sent on loan to League One’s Fleetwood Town, where he managed one goal in eleven appearances.
It’s been a quiet 2016-17 season so far for the Belgian youngster, who turned 20 in April this year. He has 1 goal in five appearances for David Unsworth’s youth side.
Earlier today, respected Belgian football journalist Sven Claes tweeted that there was interested from unnamed French and Dutch clubs for the player.
Henen has not turned into a prodigious striker that fans had hoped, but possibly some additional playing time and a change of scenery could kick start his career with a winter loan.