Everton fans will have to wait to see Henry Onyekuru in the Premier League with work permit problems continuing to keep him out of contention.

Galatasaray are willing to pay just shy of £2 million to keep Everton forward Henry Onyekuru in Istanbul for another season, as reported by Hurriyet.

Thanks to an ongoing work permit issue, Onyekuru has been forced to spend the last two years away from Goodison Park. The highly-rated attacker, who joined Everton for £7 million in the summer of 2017, impressed at Anderlecht before making the move to Turkey a year ago.

He has since helped to fire Galatasaray to the top of the Super Lig table with just two games remaining. In total, Onyekuru has scored 15 goals from his favoured role on the left wing and he will be hoping to add to that tally in the Turkish cup final this weekend.

And the 21-year-old admitted last week that Galatasaray were hoping to extend his loan deal for another season.

“For now, I am still a player of Everton. I want to stay focused to finish the season on a good note, before sitting down with Everton and my agent to discuss where my future lies,” he told Football Live on Wednesday.

“It is true, Galatasaray wants me to stay. That decision rests on to my agent.”

According to Hurriyet, Onyekuru would be happy to stay in Istanbul for a further 12 months with a deal increasingly close to being agreed. Gala will apparently pay Everton a total fee of £1.8million to rent one of Africa’s biggest rising stars for the 2019/20 campaign.

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