Turkish Super Lig side, Galatasaray have disclosed that they are glad to seal a summer loan switch for Henry Onyekuru from Everton of England, and stated how happy they are to welcome the former KAS Eupen of Belgium attacker.
The deal had faced initial blockade from RSC Anderlecht of Belgium, who were eager to keep Onyekuru for the full length of a two-season loan deal he had with them from Everton, but the player was keen on leaving the Brussels-based side this summer.
Onyekuru’s desire for a switch came on the heels of his falling out with the Anderlecht coach and top brass, following his accusations against them for technically stopping him from making Nigeria’s squad to the World Cup, following a long-term injury.
Anderlecht felt all along that Onyekuru had been ruled out for the entire season, after the knock he copped in December, but the youngster felt he would be okay for the World Cup and get help from Everton to prove his case.
Though The Toffees supported him to make a speedy recovery, Onyekuru was not givein enough playing time back at Anderlecht and ended up missing out on Nigeria’s squad to Russia 2018, which further acerbated his desire to quit Anderlecht.
Fortunately for him, Galatasaray came into the picture this summer, yet the Istanbul-based side are also stating that they are equally glad to hook a deal with the youngster.
A similar view was echoed by Onyekuru, who began training with his new teammates on Thursday, as he is equally thrilled with the deal and promised to give his best in order to make the best of it for himself and the club.
Onyekuru enthused: “I am so happy to start this journey with the biggest team in Turkey. I will do what I can to achieve success with the team. Thank you for this opportunity that was given to me.”