The striker finished as Galatasaray's top scorer this past season and scored the goal that clinched them the Premier Lig title in Turkey which has led to increasing speculation over his future.
Galatasaray themselves are said to be keen on signing him on a permanent basis but have apparently baulked at the £15m asking price but CompleteSports have claimed that a "top Bundesliga club", believed to be German champions Bayern Munich have "all but agreed" a deal to sign Onyekuru this summer.
Since then, however, another "big" but unnamed German club has entered the equation according to Get German Football News sources who say that Onyekuru's representatives are in talks with two Bundesliga outfits, one being Bayern.
Borussia Dortmund would fit that description but they have recently acquired Thorgen Hazard to replace Chelsea-bound Christian Pulisic while Borussia Mönchengladbach or Red Bull Leipzig (who may yet push to re-sign Ademola Lookman) are also candidates.
The Nigerian international has spent the past two seasons on loan at Anderlecht and in Turkey as he tries to earn a work permit to play in England but there have been suggestions made in the press that he is ready to turn down the chance to finally play for Everton in favour of Champions League football.
Original Source: Complete Sports Nigeria
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1 Posted 22/05/2019 at 17:56:13
2 Posted 22/05/2019 at 18:04:54
Hopefully someone will help me out, how could we possibly consider, a player on our books, who is scoring goals everywhere he has been, but because of Work Permit issues, and NOT actually played for us, being sold?
Something we are crying out for, since Lukaku left, and here we 'possibly' have the chance to get someone, who belongs to us anyway, and sell him on.
3 Posted 22/05/2019 at 18:32:17
Tosun – est £15M
Vlasic – est £15M
Henry – est £15M
Lookman – est £15M
All I would say low balling that would be £60M for a striker, and none of those are even near the 1st squad for one reason on another.
A striker is a must – someone who could add 15-18 goals on top of Sigurdsson and Richarlison is going to make a difference
But we do need to be better at set pieces next season.
I know that sounds simple but you would like to think that could be a 10-point difference in the league.
4 Posted 22/05/2019 at 19:40:20
Surely he'll get a work permit this summer?
We need to hold on to good young players, not sell them off.
5 Posted 22/05/2019 at 20:21:17
6 Posted 22/05/2019 at 20:27:28
7 Posted 22/05/2019 at 20:43:43
8 Posted 22/05/2019 at 22:05:46
A friend of ours is from Zambia and was offered the job of vicar in Bournemouth but his work permit was refused because the diocese had not had the vacancy advertised for 4 weeks in case a EU citizen wanted to apply.
Is the Onyekuru case another one of these where Britain are making their own rules which are far more strict thaN what the EU expects... and then we all complain about the EU?
9 Posted 22/05/2019 at 22:36:11
I read yesterday that he could make the necessary appearances for Nigeria this summer and we would then have a case for a work permit.
10 Posted 23/05/2019 at 00:03:39
We should request a work permit on special grounds, just as many other clubs have in the past.
11 Posted 23/05/2019 at 00:37:30
OK, stop laughing.
Now let's assume two other things: 1. He still can't play for us because of the work permit issue, and 2. if it is Bayern he will be absolutely dying to go.
(If we can get a permit for him or this story is BS, obviously this is an academic argument.)
If the assumptions are true, there's not much debate to be had. There's no indication when he'd be able to join us. So we're paying him £31,000/week (more than Davies, Holgate or Lookman), for at least one more season and maybe more, to score goals for other people.
So we can force him to stay in the hopes that he can actually put on our shirt someday (which he would hate because, hey, it's Bayern), or we can double our investment and get him off the books and use the money for a player who can actually play for us.
Not a tough call for me... IF all the assumptions are correct.
12 Posted 23/05/2019 at 08:55:16
Not sure he would want to live in Germany anyway as supposedly he is being sued here by a woman claiming to have had a child with him in Belgium... and as he is refusing to pay his child support, she wants to sue.
I really can't imagine him in the Bayern squad if he can't get into the Everton squad... so I know where I will dump this.
13 Posted 23/05/2019 at 09:00:14
To echo Mike Gaynes's point, perhaps we need to acknowledge we may not be privy to all the facts before we blast the hierarchy. The player may have changed his mind about playing in the Premier League or just lost patience with the work permit thing. He may have indicated that he has no interest in extending his contract with us. Under those circumstances, the club would be sensible to consider decent offers for him.
Kevin, he isn't in our squad because he doesn't have a work permit to play in England.
14 Posted 23/05/2019 at 09:13:46
For me, there is a list of around 15 players I'd want out of our football club before these 3.
15 Posted 23/05/2019 at 10:31:07
16 Posted 23/05/2019 at 10:43:13
17 Posted 23/05/2019 at 11:04:15
18 Posted 23/05/2019 at 11:16:50
19 Posted 23/05/2019 at 11:50:57
Wait and see and remember that potential is always a gamble.
20 Posted 23/05/2019 at 12:16:48
Aidan, I'm not sure Sane is the best example. There seems to be a growing feeling that his attitude isn't all it could be and Guardiola is close to running out of patience with him.
21 Posted 23/05/2019 at 12:23:19
He was unlucky to have been injured for the World Cup and so missed out on possible appearances. That's also turned out to be unlucky for the club as, had he made the World Cup, we MAY have had a better chance of getting his work permit.
The club can't be blamed for injuries and IMHO have made quite an astute purchase. If he'd have played enough games and we got the permit, we could have had a very useful player in our squad. He got injured and a work permit looks unlikely but it appears that we can sell him for a large profit.
Although we'd have preferred him in a blue shirt it has to be looked on (from a business perspective) as a win/win. Who knows... we may still be able to get a permit under "special" circumstances.
22 Posted 23/05/2019 at 12:33:18
Sanctioning the signings is a small risk compared to the outlay.
Sanctioning large sums for players at their peak is a larger risk (Bolasie??)
Also, sanctioning the sale of youngsters who could go on and achieve better and be worth millions is where we are generally good, but have had some slip ups (Dier, Mustafi).
23 Posted 23/05/2019 at 13:11:58
Of course, the hope is that all of them will go on to be great first team players but the reality is that, if they are at least competent U23s, then it is job done to an extent. Any overall operating profit is a welcome bonus.
24 Posted 23/05/2019 at 22:11:23
It's probably more bull than a calf but if he wasn't our player and we were trying to sign him I'm pretty sure it would be a starting price nearer £30M.
I hope to keep and loan out our best young players who may not be get much football for us but need it to develop.
Munich, Madrid or Morecambe doesn't matter. Their development and keeping hold of the best players does.
But as I said on another thread if they don't want to stay or another loan then get maximum value now and add buy back, sell on % and a few more clauses to give us future millions ie Naismith deal.
No point keeping unhappy players and I can't fault them wanting to better themselves as long as we get a good deal. We don't need to rush as we don't need the cash like we used to.
25 Posted 24/05/2019 at 19:20:17
No, Phil, not everything is supposed to be the same everywhere in the EU, and that includes work permits for nationals of countries outside the EU.
26 Posted 28/05/2019 at 01:10:29
Work permits are different for all of the EU member countries, each country has it's own heritage and often ties with colonies that are easier to get work permits for in general. Dutch have Antilles/Indochina and also Turkish. Portugal/Spain see Brazil & South America. UK: India/Pakistan. Germany has a lot of Turkish immigrants. We should have invaded South America rather than India.
27 Posted 28/05/2019 at 18:58:38
28 Posted 28/05/2019 at 19:54:59
29 Posted 28/05/2019 at 20:30:57
Britain has invaded every country in South America except Paraguay & (I think) Bolivia. (Although Brazil may be classified as a 'maybe'... as we sent the Royal Navy to blockade ports for 6 days.)
30 Posted 28/05/2019 at 22:05:57
31 Posted 28/05/2019 at 22:17:52
I don't think we invaded Ecuador unless you're counting signing Segundo Castillo and Enner Valencia.
32 Posted 29/05/2019 at 06:38:07
33 Posted 29/05/2019 at 14:56:56
The only countries in the Americas that Britain has not had some sort invasion are Guatemala Bolivia & Paraguay.
34 Posted 31/05/2019 at 11:26:15
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