Everton face tough transfer decision as Euro giants plot £14m swoop for attacker - report
By Danny Wright
Everton are facing a tough decision over the future of summer signing Henry Onyekuru as Juventus and Atletico Madrid are plotting a £14million swoop for the attacker, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the European giants will offer the Toffees a chance to double their money on Onyekuru, 20, having splashed £7million on the Nigeria international from KAS Eupen in the summer, only for him to fail to secure a work permit.
As a result, Onyekuru was shipped out on loan back to Belgium with Anderlecht, where he is said to have risen in value after scoring six goals in his last five games.
Now, the report says that Everton are facing a hard choice over whether to push for a work permit for the attacker, or cash in on him to either Atletico or Serie A champions Juve.
The Sun claims that the Italian giants have cast their eyes on Onyekuru since losing out on Keita Balde in the summer after he left Lazio to sign for Ligue 1 title holders Monaco while it is believed that Atletico see the Anderlecht loanee as a long-term replacement for the talismanic Fernando Torres.
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Football Insider Verdict
Ronald Koeman is under a lot of pressure to find goals in his side with Oumar Niasse and Wayne Rooney the only Everton players to score in the Premier League this season. Onyekuru is in top form for Anderlecht after a shaky start and it’s clear that the Nigerian youngster has some amazing talent that is bound to be showcased at a top club in the future. The Toffees need to try and get a work permit sorted out for Onyekuru because he will be worth so much more than £14million in the future. In an ideal scenario, the Merseyside club should get it done in January, when they can recall him and include him in their 25-man Premier League squad.
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