Galatasaray of Turkey attacker, Henry Onyekuru is apparently holding out for a summer transfer to Napoli of Italy, as he has sensationally turned down a concrete offer from CSKA Moscow of Russia, megasportsarena.com.
CSKA had been hoping to see Onyekuru continue their tradition of signing Nigerian players, which has seen Ahmed Musa and Aaron Samuel Olanere play for the army-owned Russian club, but Onyekuru has snubbed their overtures, as he leaves his options open this summer.
The 22-year-old Onyekuru prefers joining the Serie A runners-up, who are said to have tabled an offer in the region of £14m, after a successful loan spell from Everton to Galatasaray.
Last season with Gala, the Onitsha-born lad, who made some marks playing in the backstreets of Surulere, Lagos before going abroad on the cards of Aspire Academy, hit 16 goals to help his Istanbul-based side win the Turkish Super Lig and domestic cup.
Le Soir reports that Ecverton’s coach, coach Marcos Silva, is considering an offer from Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli in the region of £14m, after the forward turned down CSKA’s offer, in preference for a possible summer move to Partenopei, who are currently looking for reinforcements to aid their quest in snatching the Italian Scudetto from Juventus.
This much has been alluded to by Onyekuru’s agent, Guillaume Costet-Barmada, who confirmed that his ward will not join CKSA, but stopped short of adding whether the former KAS Eupen of Belgium lad will join Naples-based Napoli.
The agent, though, affirmed that Onyekuru is bound to leave Gala, which he joined in mid-season, after falling out with another Belgian club, RSC Anderlecht, where he was shipped to by Everton immediately after their bought him from Eupen.
The Toffees loaned Onyekuru to Anderlecht when he joined them in the summer of 2017, but he then spent all of last season at Galatasaray, because he was denied a work permit to play in the Premier League.
Last term, the 22-year-old Onyekuru, who has a contract at Everton until end of the 2021/22 season, helped Galatasaray win the Turkish double, while scoring 16 goals in 44 games for the team across all competitions.
However, Onyekuru might be loaned out again in the upcoming season or sold on a permanent basis as he has not played 75 percent of national team games over the past two years, a requirement before he can be granted a work permit that would allow him play in the EPL.
Costet-Barmada told Sport 24: “We had a proposal from CSKA, but the player decided to refuse the Moscow club.”