According to an interview he did with Belgian media outlet La Libre, Everton winger Henry Onyekuru has confirmed that he has held talks about cutting short his season-long loan spell and returning to Goodison Park in January, and Everton fans have been quick to have their say on the potential decision.
Out-on-loan Henry Onyekuru: “I hope to return to Everton in January, but we’re not in January, so all my concentration is on Anderlecht.” pic.twitter.com/BbrbpLueFc
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) October 14, 2017
The Toffees won the race to sign the highly-rated winger from KAS Eupen during the summer transfer window and decided to immediately loan the Nigeria international to Belgian giants Anderlecht as he didn’t qualify for a UK work permit.
However, the Merseyside outfit appear to have had discussions with the 20-year-old about coming back to the club in the New Year following some impressive recent form – he has scored seven goals in 13 appearances in all competitions this term – and Ronald Koeman’s side’s struggles in the Premier League and Europa League.
Everton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the situation, and while said that the recall would be signal “desperate measures”, others believe that the under-fire Koeman would “absolutely ruin him”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Our savior 🙏🏼
— David Wilkinson (@DVDWLKNSN) October 14, 2017
Desperate measures that! Clinging all hope on this lad is sad!
— Toffees!!! (@steefc1984) October 14, 2017
Save us Henry!
— Riggs, Greg (@MestizoBobbyHil) October 14, 2017
Get him in, so we can play with another isolated striker!! 🙄🙄🤣
— James Danson® (@james_danson) October 14, 2017
Probably still won't get started even tho we need pace
— Ryan (@19Hunter01) October 14, 2017
He's best staying where he is, Koeman will absolutely ruin him
— Graham Kelly (@Muchy1878) October 14, 2017
Yeah a quick young striker who can score goals, no question about it when the teams this poor at the minute
— Mike Davies (@MikeDavies300) October 14, 2017
Onyekuru possibly back to #Everton in January. Impressing at Anderlecht so far since joining on loan. Long term be better staying there imo
— IanC (@Ghedin1878) October 14, 2017