The 22-year-old has left Everton without making a single appearance.
Signed in 2017 from Belgian outfit Eupen, Onyekuru was loaned out to Anderlecht and then Galatasaray, with The Liverpool Echo reporting he struggled to obtain a work permit to play in the Premier League.
The winger showed good form out on loan, scoring ten goals for the Belgians and 16 for the Turkish giants (Transfermarkt).
Ultimately little damage has been done to the Goodison Park side but there may be a tinge of regret they couldn't quite figure out the technicalities of his move. There's every chance he could have made a significant impact in the first-team.
He's showing some potential worthy of attention and could well end up a much more expensive striker in the future.
Nonetheless, a reported £5m profit isn't the worst outcome (The Sun).
Also, with exciting talents such as Moise Kean to focus on in the new season, Everton have plenty to look forward to on the pitch.
His exit has provoked a response from supporters, with some feeling like he should never have been signed in the first place and others lamenting the fact he couldn't get a work permit.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts...
Good riddance, shouldn’t of signed in the first place was impossible for him to play— Jay Howard (@thejayhowardd) August 12, 2019
Farce of a signing— Paul Rimmer (@paulrim06) August 12, 2019
Didn’t even kick a ball, what a waste of time— Tom Cain (@TomCain1878) August 12, 2019
could have been great if it wasn’t for the stupid work permit— ℹ️ (@IwxbiRole) August 12, 2019
Best winger we've never had.— MrKJBanks (@KeJaBanks) August 12, 2019
Most Everton transfer ever this— (@pauldraaps) August 12, 2019
Such a shame really. He has so much potential— Adam ⚠️ (@adxmEFC) August 12, 2019
The most pointless signing, ever— Joe Ainscough (@JAinscough7) August 12, 2019
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