Post by Everton News. on Jan 29, 2018 10:42:43 GMT
Henry Onyekuru leaves Everton to rejoin Anderlecht
According to HITC, Henry Onyekuru is set to continue his Anderlecht loan following a return to Everton's Finch Farm.
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,...
Everton loanee Henry Onyekuru has decided to return to Anderlecht, according to Belgian outlet DH, despite being at loggerheads with Hein Vanhaezebrouck's side over whether he requires surgery.
The 20-year-old joined Anderlecht at the start of the season on loan for the entire 2017-18 campaign, and had scored 10 goals for the Belgian champions before suffering a long-term knee injury just two days before Christmas.
Anderlecht's Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru (C) jumps for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and Anderlecht at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,...
Anderlecht sent the Nigeria international back to Everton to recover from his injury, as they expected the former KAS Eupen forward to undergo surgery when examined at Finch Farm.
However, Everton have decided that the attacker does not need surgery. If Onyekuru did go under the knife, it would end his chances of going to the World Cup with Nigeria - and subsequently ruin chances of gaining a work permit.
Henry Onyekuru #9 of Anderlecht looks on during the UEFA Champions League group B match between RSC Anderlecht and Bayern Muenchen at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on November 22, 2017 in...
The Toffees were forced to send Onyekuru out on loan as he is still without a work permit which makes him eligible to play for Everton, but participation at the World Cup will significantly improve his chances of gaining one.
Now, Onyekuru will continue his rehabilitation at Anderlecht without surgery, and will hope to return to the side sooner rather than later in an attempt to add to his 10 goals and boost his loan side in their push for the Jupiler League title.