Henry Onyekuru comments on unsuccessful Everton spell
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Henry Onyekuru comments on unsuccessful Everton spell


Henry Onyekuru joined the Everton in 2017 but failed to make a competitive appearance for the Toffees.

He arrived at on the back of scoring 22 goals in a campaign for Belgian outfit KAS Eupen but was immediately sent on loan to Belgium with Anderlecht.

That was because he couldn’t immediately get a work permit, which was an issue which meant he never played a competitive game for Everton.

He has spoken to the BBC about his move to Goodison Park, which simply didn’t work out as planned.

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“The first dream is to play in the Premier League, it may not have worked out at Everton but I have no regrets about it,” Onyekuru said.

“When I received offers from top clubs in England I knew back then that I needed a work permit to play. I really wanted to go to Arsenal.

“It was obvious that I was not going to play without a UK work permit. So I went to Everton and played in the Champions League through a loan move to Anderlecht.

“That it didn’t happen (at Everton) then has nothing to do with my talent but red tape that’s beyond my control.”

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The 23-year-old has not had much luck in his career.

He was injured out on loan at Anderlecht which meant he missed the 2018 World Cup with Nigeria.

That might have helped his bid to get a work permit which could have got his Everton career off the ground.

He’s now at Monaco but says he’ll ‘definitely be leaving in January’ because he’s not in the manager’s plans.

Still just 23, there’s time for the striker to make good on the talent that got him a move to Everton.

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