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Striker move falls through

Henen the latest player likely to leave

Everton v Espanyol: U21 SuperCup NI Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Update - 10:20pm BST, January 31st

It’s looking like the Henen move to Lille has fallen through, with no reason why given.


David Henen is closing in on a deadline day move to French club Lille, according to Belgian journalist Sven Claes.

Claes says the 20-year-old is expected to sign a four-year deal at the Ligue 1 side, ending a two-and-a-half year spell with the Toffees.

Henen moved to Goodison Park, initially on loan, in the summer of 2014. In a rather curious transfer Henen moved from Anderlecht to Olympiakos before immediately being loaned out to Everton.

The Belgian forward then signed a permanent £200,000 deal the following summer, though he has struggled to get anywhere near the first-team.

Henen was sent out on loan to Fleetwood last season, scoring once in 15 appearances.

He has been restricted to U23 games since and was always a likely candidate to leave the club before the deadline as Ronald Koeman continues to trim his squad.