English Premier League club Everton have set their sights on securing a work permit for Henry Onyekuru amid Galatasaray’s push for a permanent transfer of the Nigeria international to Istanbul.
It follows reports that Everton have turned down Galatasaray’s buy-out option on the player, who scored the winner in the Yellow-reds’ win over Göztepe o Sunday.
However, the possibility of letting the striker who cost Everton €8m move to Fatih Terim’s side on a permanent deal has not been completely ruled out. Turkish outlet Sabah suggests that Everton could be tempted by a fee of around €25m (£22.5m), with Galatasaray still looking to negotiate an end-of-season buyout clause.
Onyekuru, 21, signed for the Toffees in 2017 — but failure to obtain a work permit has seen him loaned to Anderlecht and lately, Galatasaray.
The player, whose loan will cost Galatasaray €2m, has already caught the eye of coach Terim.
On Sunday, Onyekuru scored a stunner, lobbing beyond the Göztepe goalkeeper to help Galatasaray maintain their perfect start to the season •