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 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.
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.