Everton secured the signing of the young Nigerian before sending him out on loan to the Belgian club.
Everton fans may have to be patient before they can watch new signing Henry Onyekuru performing week in, week out at Goodison Park, but they will be pleased to hear he has started life at loan club Anderlecht as he will mean to go on.
The 20-year-old has been tearing it up in the Belgian league, scoring 24 goals and providing nine assists in 41 matches for Eupen last season, and that record prompted Everton to make their move, beating plenty of other top clubs to his signature in the process.
While the likes of Sandro Ramirez, Davy Klaassen and Michael Keane will all be playing in Everton colours next season, Onyekuru must bide his time, and if he continues on his current trajectory the Toffees could ultimately get a player who scores for fun in the Premier League.
The young Nigerian featured for Anderlecht in their pre-season friendly against Lierse SK this weekend and he would have been pleased with his contribution, coming off the bench to score in a 2-0 victory.
For now Everton manager Ronald Koeman will be focusing on which new experienced striker to sign to replace the recently departed Romelu Lukaku. But he will also have a wry smile seeing his exciting new addition get off the mark, albeit in a friendly, for his new club.
The future looks icnreasingly bright for Everton and Onyekuru can expect to be a big part of that for years to come.