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Bayern Munich linked with swoop for Everton striker

Onyekuru has never pulled on a royal blue shirt - and he may never get the chance

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

The future of Henry Onyekuru has been the subject of much discussion in the media as the Nigerian approaches the end of his season-long loan at Galatasaray.

Onyekuru is Gala’s top scorer and was on target last weekend as the club secured a second successive Turkish Super Lig title. But despite his goalscoring exploits his immediate future is up in the air.

The 21-year-old signed for Everton two years ago but has yet to feature for the club due to work permit issues, spending last season out on loan at Anderlecht.

He has since become a regular full international but it remains to be seen whether that would be enough to get the green light to play in the Premier League.

Even if that was the case Onyekuru may not get the chance to play for the Toffees with reports suggesting he is on his way to Germany.

Turkish website Sabah Sport claims Bayern Munich are ready to sign the striker for around €25million (£22m) with a deal wrapped up by the end of this month.

That would represent a significant profit on the reported £7million Everton paid KAS Eupen two years ago, but is it a deal they should be sanctioning?

The Toffees were believed to have secured something of a coup when they beat a host of clubs to Onyekuru’s signature including Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and West Ham.

If the rumours are true, are Everton being too hasty in letting him go? Or have they seen enough to conclude he won’t succeed in the Premier League?

Like all transfers this summer it boils down to a case of ‘in Brands we trust’.