Anderlecht Confirm Henry Onyekuru Has Returned To Everton

The Nigerian international Henry Onyekuru looks set to miss the rest of the season with his knee injury.

His loan club have confirmed he is back at Everton working on his rehabilitation. The striker is undergoing treatment for a serious knee injury.

An official statement on the Anderlecht website explained that he is back at Everton to recoup from his knee injury, but did not give any clue as to when he might be back in action.

In the summer Everton were busy in the transfer market. One player that they decided to bring in was Nigerian attacker. Onyekuru was snapped up from Belgian side KAS Eupen in the summer, for a fee reported by the BBC to be in the region of £7 million, as Everton beat out plenty of competition for his signature.

Unfortunately he could not receive a work permit to play for Everton so was loaned back out to Belgium, joining Anderlecht until the end of the season.

He was having a great season at the club, scoring 10 goals in 28 appearances, but that was all cut short in December. He suffered a knee injury which required surgery and he has not featured since.

 

Everton have high hopes for the youngster, but need him to play regular football for his country if they are to secure a work permit for him in the future.

Hopefully Everton can get him fighting fit in time for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Anderlecht's Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and Anderlecht at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,...

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