This summer saw Everton admit defeat regarding Henry Onyekuru. The Toffees fought off plenty of competition to sign the Nigerian attacker back in 2017. Signed from KAS Eupen in a deal reported by the BBC to be worth £7 million in 2017, the 22-year-old was immediately loaned out to Anderlecht because of work permit issues.

Unfortunately, those issues became chronic and Onyekuru never managed to kick a ball for the club. 

After impressing on loan at Galatasaray there were plenty of suitors for his services. As reported by the Daily Mail, Everton eventually sold the player to French side Monaco this summer for a fee in the region of £12 million. 

Henry Onyekuru of Galatasaray SK during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between Fenerbahce AS and Galatasaray AS at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

It was a blow for many Everton fans, who felt that Onyekuru might be a future first-team star.

However, the early evidence suggests they need not worry. 

The Nigerian has struggled for form and fitness at Monaco and is already being linked with an exit from the club in January. As reported by Sporx, a potential return to Galatasaray is on the cards. 

It is hard to see how Onyekuru might have fared better at Goodison Park considering his struggles in France and perhaps Everton can just be happy to have made a profit on a player who never had a chance to shine on Merseyside.

Have something to tell us about this article?