Henry Onyekuru has gone through a rough 2018 so far. A knee injury put paid to his chances of playing in the World Cup with Nigeria. The forward had recovered and was training with the Anderlecht youth side with over a month left in the season, but was convinced that despite being ready to play and stake a claim for the Super Eagles squad, manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck.
It didn’t end there though, with Onyekuru claiming that Anderlecht wanted him back for next season, and him playing at the World Cup would likely expedite his work permit to play in the Premier League. Now it appears Everton are taking his sabotage allegations seriously, as they have opened talks with Turkish giants Galatasaray for another loan deal.
Galatasaray won the Turkish Super Lig last season, finishing three points clear of Fenerbahce and Istanbul Basaksehir. This gets them straight through to the Champions League group stage, where Onyekuru played last season as well with Anderlecht.
While the Super Lig itself is not considered one of the top five leagues on the continent, the competition level plus playing in Europe might be better for him than staying in Belgium. Yannick Bolasie is also garnering interest from Turkey, and with RB Leipzig ramping up conversations for Ademola Lookman, Everton will have to make some decisions on what they want to do on the left wing.