TRANSFERS Henry Onyekuru wants to gain playing minutes and is looking for a club that will give him that. The former Anderlecht player is no longer happy at his rental club Galatasaray and wants to leave as soon as possible. There would be interest from Belgian clubs, including RSC Anderlecht.
Still, we doubt whether Onyekuru would actually take the step back to Brussels. He left three years ago under not very good circumstances. There was a lot of discussion about an injury at the time. Anderlecht proposed an operation, mother club Everton found that operation unnecessary.
The relationship with then Anderlecht coach Hein Van Haezebrouck had also completely soured and Onyekuru never returned to the first team. Even though it was expected, a second season in a purple and white shirt did not come.
Meanwhile, Onyekuru is owned by AS Monaco who lent him to Galatasaray, but he barely gets to play there. The Nigerian therefore asks for a transfer and foreign media immediately links him to a number of Belgian clubs, including the Purple & White. But we still dare to doubt whether he will actually return to Brussels.