According to reports in the Daily Mail, Everton have won the race to sign one of West Ham United’s top transfer targets this summer, Henry Onyekuru.
The 20-year-old was being eyed by a number of Premier League sides – including the Irons and Arsenal – following an outstanding campaign for Belgian side KAS Eupen, for whom he scored 24 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions from the left wing.
The Daily Mail adds that as part of the deal that takes him to Goodison Park, the attacker will join Anderlecht on loan next season in order to continue his development before coming to England in a year’s time.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, and while some were understandably frustrated and angry that they had missed out on bringing Onyekuru to the London Stadium, others were less bothered considering they hadn’t even heard of the player a few weeks ago.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
If this is true it's time for you and DS to go @DavidGold
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) June 27, 2017
why are people bothered all of a sudden none of us have even heard of him anyway i want proven players at my club !!!!
— perry king (@perryking88) June 27, 2017
Same old West Ham board not acting fast enough ffs
— ⚒ Terry ⚒ (@terrypateman84) June 27, 2017
Thought we had this deal done now we lost it again crap board we got
— cockneys forever (@gazacockney) June 27, 2017
Typical of West Ham FC once again not getting our targets because they are too busy lining up their own pockets I hate the owners so much ✌️
— Michael A. Gomes (@MichaelAGomes8) June 27, 2017
Did I say I love the board? No. I just don't see why everyone is so mad for missing out on a player that was unheard of a month ago.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) June 27, 2017
I wanted Onyekuru, but if we don't get him, it's not the worst thing ever. #WHUFC
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) June 27, 2017
Henry Onyekuru couldn't get a work permit that why Everton need to loan him out. Not bothered tbh #whufc
— RJTHEGAME (@emagehtjr) June 27, 2017