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German giants still watching Everton on-loan forward

Onyekuru will be scouted again tonight by Bayern

RSC Anderlecht v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Henry Onyekuru is easily one of the most heavily-scouted Everton players to have actually never played a game for the Blues.

The young forward is on loan at Galatasaray in the Super Lig this season, and despite some injury issues he remains one of the Turkish side’s best players. Gala sit in third place in the league, six points behind the leaders with veteran manager Fatih Terim juggling formations all season long. Onyekuru was used as one of the forwards this weekend domestically in a 3-5-2, but has lined up on either side as a winger in 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 formations previously too.

Bayern Munich meanwhile are having a surprisingly bad season by their standards, languishing in fifth place nine points behind Borussia Dortmund. It has been a rough introduction for manager Niko Kovac who nevertheless does have the backing of the club’s eccentric leadership - Bayern recently had a press conference where they invited the press, to criticize them on their coverage and for asking difficult questions!

The German giants have been keenly watching Onyekuru since last season when they came up against the forward in the Champions League when he was on loan at Anderlecht. Local outlet Fotospor (via Sport Witness) are reporting that Bayern will again have scouts present to watch the player tonight as Galatasaray play Lokomotiv Moscow.

Onyekuru has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League, but with no international caps for Nigeria prior to this season it would have been nearly impossible for the Blues to secure a work permit for the player especially after a late-season injury robbed him of the chance to go to the 2018 World Cup.

However, now that the 21-year-old has six international appearances, it is more than likely the player can join up with Everton next season where he’ll find his path to the starting role a bit more crowded than at Anderlecht or Galatasaray.