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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Onyekuru named as Belgium’s “Talent of the Year”

In today’s links: David Unsworth turns down Oxford, Walcott backs Big Sam and Everton’s money problem

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It’s easy to forget about Henry Onyekuru. The 20-year-old winger made a transfer to Merseyside from Eupen back in June, but was immediately loaned out to Anderlecht for the season. Because of that, it barely even feels like he is an Everton player. But he should be in blue and white next season and, by all accounts, he’s an awesome player that will slot right into the first team.

There is a lot to like and just as much to worry about with the forward. Onyekuru is recovering from a knee injury under the supervision of Everton’s medical team, but he’s young, which should help the healing process. But coming back from injury is never easy and set backs can happen. However, he was just given a big award in a country that seems to be in the midst of a football revolution. Be patient with Onyekuru. He could pay off some major dividends.

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Big Sam talks Klaassen and Sandro
Pretty bold of him...

Wednesday’s Toffee Bites

Walcott: Allardyce Is Bringing Out My Best -
Theo Walcott believes Sam Allardyce is already getting the best out of him as he revealed the hard work being put in on the training ground ahead of Saturday’s visit of Crystal Palace.

Onyekuru Named Talent Of The Year -
Everton forward Henry Onyekuru has been named Belgium's ‘Talent of the Year’ at The Golden Shoe Awards in Brussels.

Everton FC have lost their identity after misguided transfer policy - Daily Post
Consistency is key in any sport, yet that is something that has been lacking from Everton for a long time.

Everton coach David Unsworth makes decision on Oxford United - Liverpool Echo
The Blues caretaker manager has turned down the League One side.

Mo Money Mo Problems - GrandOldTeam
Now that Everton have money, what's changed?

What and How to Watch

Copa del Rey: Valencia vs Barcelona, 3:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
UEFA Futsal Euro Semi Final: Russia vs Portugal, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Kazakhstan vs Spain, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
NBA: Celtics at Wizards, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Thunder at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT

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