Premier League club, Everton FC have had a setback in their bid to recall Henry Onyekuru after failing to secure work permit for the Nigerian, AOIFootball.com reports.
Everton and Marco Silva are desperate to add firepower to the team’s attack this winter after the club failed to find a perfect number 9 to support Brazilian forward Richarlison.
Investigations reveal that the club’s hierarchy is frustrated with the current situation following Onyekuru’s recent fine form with Galatasaray as they fear they might even end up losing him to a host of clubs chasing his signature ahead of the summer transfer window.
Although the player himself failed to comment on his future this window, insisting he has a contract with Galatasaray and will honour it, he hinted that he can’t speak of what will happen in the summer.
After Everton crashed of the FA Cup, the pressure on Marco Silva has since increased as the club has just won three of their last 19 fixtures in all competitions. They also failed to get the best out of Turkish striker Cenk Tosun.
However, many Everton fans believe the Nigerian could have been a perfect fit, especially with his pace and ability to operate perfectly from the wings and adding more bite to the attack which would take some burden off the duo of Richarlison and Sigurdsson.
Onyekuru 21, joined Everton in the summer of 2017 after an impressive season with KAS Eupen, before being sent on loan to Anderlecht last season and then Galatasaray at the beginning of the season.
He still has at least three years left on his current deal with the Toffees and it remains to be seen where he will be playing his football next season following strong interests from top European clubs.