- To go on loan at Anderlecht
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Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru, 20, is close to sealing a £7million deal with Everton.
The KAS Eupen forward who scored 22 goals for the Belgian top-flight club last season, has been linked with Arsenal, West Ham United and clubs throughout Europe. He’s understood to have had a medical with Everton on Monday.
Sources in England hinted yesterday that may not join the fray at Everton in the coming season as he is going to be loaned out to Anderlecht for the next 12 months to continue his development in the Belgian league.
Everton Director of Football, Steve Walsh and Manager, Ronald Koeman, have fond words for the pacy Onyekuru whom they regard as one for the future.
Onyekuru made his senior debut for Nigeria in the 3-0 friendly win over Togo earlier this month in France.
Similarly, Everton is also hoping to make a formal announcement soon on the deal for Malaga’s Spain Under-21 striker Sandro Ramirez, who has also had a medical and agreed personal terms.
The Premiership team will pay £5.2m for 21-year-old Sandro, the transfer fee release clause inserted into his contract when he left Barcelona last summer, but official confirmation has been delayed by his involvement in the European Under-21 Championship, where Spain played Italy in the semi-final last night Everton has already signed England Under-21 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for £30m and Ajax captain Davy Klaassen in a £24m deal.
Toffees boss Koeman and Director of Football Walsh are now expected to intensify their pursuit of Burnley’s £25m-rated England defender Michael Keane and Swansea City’s Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Toffees are also considering a £10m for Burnley striker Andre Gray.