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Title: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on May 01, 2017, 09:25:46 AM
Link on the BBC site gossip from the Sun.

Belgian, 19, left winger, very right footed. From video, looks raw and like he's got afterburners, scored 5 goals in April.


Link to Sun (https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/3448610/everton-want-nigerian-starlet-henry-onyekuru-eupen-belgium-7million/)

Everton jump queue for Nigerian starlet Henry Onyekuru… and plan to beat rivals to £7million signature

Left winger is the talk of Belgium where he is in top form for KAS Eupen and already attracting offers from European giants
Exclusive
By Alan Nixon
30th April 2017, 11:52 am
Updated: 30th April 2017, 11:53 am

EVERTON are jumping the queue for promising Nigerian Henry Onyekuru — and plan to beat their rivals to his £7million signature.

The left winger, 19, is the talk of Belgium where he is in top form for KAS Eupen and already attracting offers from Celtic, Southampton and Sevilla.

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However Everton have now been over the North Sea to try to close a move for Onyekuru who could fill in for long-term crock Yannick Bolasie.

Onyekuru is scoring a goal nearly every two games — despite playing wide. And he would fit right into Ronald Koeman’s plans as the Dutch boss likes exciting emerging players.

The Toffees would have to pay a large fee and wages to get Onyekuru into the country. As he has not been capped by Nigeria’s full national side, he would need a work permit.

Celtic thought they had an advantage in the race because the rules for admission in Scotland are slacker than in England.
The Toffees would have to pay a large fee and wages to get Onyekuru into the country with the likes of Sevilla also keen

Toffees would have to pay a large fee and wages to get Onyekuru into the country with the likes of Sevilla also keen

But if Everton pay the right fee and salary they have a great chance of getting the player through the appeals.

Meanwhile, Preston are in talks with Everton about a full-time deal for Aiden McGeady. The Republic of Ireland star, 31, has been superb on loan in the Championship.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Toddacelli on May 01, 2017, 02:16:26 PM
Looks very raw and his end product needs lots of work but at 19 and scoring 1 in 2 he has the time.

Looks very exciting but then we always go mad on a YouTube vid!
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on May 01, 2017, 02:29:05 PM
We need an eye on the future but Ron says we need 26, 27, 28 & 29 year olds. He's right, we need 'plug and play' players like Morgan.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Trowel on May 01, 2017, 04:46:28 PM
” I read somewhere that I met with Everton during the week. I won’t say anything about that for now, but in the coming days my next destination will be revealed”, Onyekuru told Owngoalnigeria.com.

” The main goal for me now is to go to a club where I can develop, and hopefully make the Nigerian team to the 2018 World Cup, that will play a big role in my decision making”.

http://owngoalnigeria.com/2017/05/01/exclusive-red-hot-onyekuru-refuses-to-deny-contact-with-everton/
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Rhys on May 01, 2017, 04:56:50 PM
Looks very raw and his end product needs lots of work but at 19 and scoring 1 in 2 he has the time.

Looks very exciting but then we always go mad on a YouTube vid!

I watched the first minute and thought if that's his first minutes of highlights then raw is one way of putting it....that finish on 23 seconds!!
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Toddacelli on May 01, 2017, 06:03:21 PM
I watched the first minute and thought if that's his first minutes of highlights then raw is one way of putting it....that finish on 23 seconds!!

There are better ones in there but yeah - I thought "why the hell are those clips on first and not buried later in the vid?"
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on May 01, 2017, 06:37:25 PM
Do we need more Ademola Lookman's who might prove useful in the next few years?

We need more Sigurdsson's who'll deliver you double figures in goals and assists from day one.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 01, 2017, 06:46:15 PM
Do we need more Ademola Lookman's who might prove useful in the next few years?

We need more Sigurdsson's who'll deliver you double figures in goals and assists from day one.

We need both
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on May 01, 2017, 07:11:30 PM
We need both

We already have Calvert Lewin and Lookman, both young prospects who we hope will come good in the next few years.

Our more pressing concern is who will get us double figures next season.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: WeimaranerBlues on May 01, 2017, 07:41:48 PM
watch a few minutes just looked he had pace and that's all to me
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 01, 2017, 07:52:56 PM
We already have Calvert Lewin and Lookman, both young prospects who we hope will come good in the next few years.

Our more pressing concern is who will get us double figures next season.

Are you suggesting we just don't bother if we identify someone who could potentially become a world beater? Everyone's more pressing concern is now rather than the future. We surely need to plan for the future too though. More than every side above us because we currently can't sign readymade stars
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on May 01, 2017, 07:55:30 PM
Are you suggesting we just don't bother if we identify someone who could potentially become a world beater? Everyone's more pressing concern is now rather than the future. We surely need to plan for the future too though. More than every side above us because we currently can't sign readymade stars

Exactly. You have both at most clubs. People work on the here and now, and people work on the future. They are not mutually exclusive.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blargins on May 01, 2017, 08:06:11 PM
There are better ones in there but yeah - I thought "why the hell are those clips on first and not buried later in the vid?"

Yep. Like pretty much everything, you want the best first, otherwise people click away. Like I did.

However, 10 minutes of youtube highlights at just 19 shows he must have something about him.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Toddacelli on May 01, 2017, 08:21:09 PM
10 minutes of youtube highlights at just 19 shows he must have something about him.

A filmcrew?

;)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluebridge on May 01, 2017, 09:12:59 PM
Are you suggesting we just don't bother if we identify someone who could potentially become a world beater? Everyone's more pressing concern is now rather than the future. We surely need to plan for the future too though. More than every side above us because we currently can't sign readymade stars
To be fair, we already do identify youngsters and snap them up, and have done for some time, we do need to concentrate more on the now. Like you say, we need to do both, but the NOW is more important at this present time.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on May 01, 2017, 10:13:54 PM
DCL and Lookman both have good technique, but they both get quite easily isolated and don't have a particularly big footprint on games. They are more quick and tidy but also predictable, they don't take many risks or create much that isn't on offer. They'll find a yard to get a shot or pass away, but they are popping out the box rather than tearing it apart.

Someone like Bolasie who wants the ball and commits defenders is frustrating, but it doesn't need to work as often to produce better results. Onyekuru has scored 14 in 30 games, and is currently joint top scorer in Belgium with 5, so output looks pretty decent on paper at least.

Has Thierry Henry as a role model and you can see a few similarities in style and play, obviously no where near the touch or final ball of Henry when he was good.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blue1948 on May 02, 2017, 01:18:59 AM
I watched the first minute ,all he needs is glasses
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Silas on May 02, 2017, 01:22:27 AM
Is there any reason why signings like this can't be for the future and for now? People are wanking themselves silly over Davies now and Holgate earlier in the season.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: brap2 on May 02, 2017, 01:23:48 AM
He looks terrible.

I'm all for him like, get him in. Loved Drenthe, loved deulofeu and even liked Atsu a bit. When it comes to largely unproductive yet pacey wingers I'm always happy to indulge curiosity.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Silas on May 02, 2017, 01:26:14 AM
He looks terrible.

I'm all for him like, get him in. Loved Drenthe, loved deulofeu and even liked Atsu a bit. When it comes to largely unproductive yet pacey wingers I'm always happy to indulge curiosity.

I am a big fan of largely unproductive wingers with fuck all pace. The last fan of Bilyaletdinov (which sounds like a Japanese anime film)me
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on May 02, 2017, 03:32:40 AM
Ah Bily. The good old days when we scored screamers from midfield.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Cozzie on May 02, 2017, 04:18:39 AM
Bily had a sweet left foot to be fair.

One of the slowest players I have ever seen though
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Confucius on May 02, 2017, 04:44:26 AM
Looks like we stock piling talent to loan out.

Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: brap2 on May 02, 2017, 05:03:58 AM
I was such a big bilyaletdinov fan, speaks volumes on my ability to judge the usefulness of a player. Easily sold by cruyffs and 30 yarders, even if they're once every 2 years.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hawkandro on May 02, 2017, 02:33:54 PM
I'm waiting for the day one of these highlight videos uses footage of themselves playing as the guy in FIFA, without irony.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Cozzie on May 10, 2017, 10:04:15 PM
http://owngoalnigeria.com/2017/05/10/everton-target-onyekuru-confesses-i-could-join-everton-club-brugge-or-anderlecht/
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hawkandro on May 11, 2017, 02:38:49 PM
Would anyone else take a punt on Adama Traore? Looks like he has the same raw ability as Geri; speed, ability to take players on, but with stamina and fitness. May not turn out to be much, but could be worth a shot?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on May 11, 2017, 02:51:45 PM
Would anyone else take a punt on Adama Traore? Looks like he has the same raw ability as Geri; speed, ability to take players on, but with stamina and fitness. May not turn out to be much, but could be worth a shot?

Unfortunately he's the proverbial headless chicken. His decision making is worse than Donald Trump's.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on May 11, 2017, 03:11:09 PM
Would anyone else take a punt on Adama Traore? Looks like he has the same raw ability as Geri; speed, ability to take players on, but with stamina and fitness. May not turn out to be much, but could be worth a shot?

He looks like Usain Bolt would be if he ever got his chance to play football for a living. Absolutely no idea what to do with the football but will bulldoze his way to the byline numerous times a game.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: ajax_andy on May 11, 2017, 03:28:03 PM
Apart from a bit of skill he looks absolutely woeful in that YouTube video 😂😂😂
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blue1948 on May 11, 2017, 07:06:40 PM
Is there any reason why signings like this can't be for the future and for now? People are wanking themselves silly over Davies now and Holgate earlier in the season.
Speak for yourself ,I am not silly
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on May 11, 2017, 08:06:55 PM
He's 19 has only played a year in top flight, in that time he's got the most assists and goals for his club and is 2nd highest scorer in Belgian league, 3 ahead of Belfodil. Onyekuru plays for a less fancied team, they got to first ever cup semi final as well as overachieving in league.

He's averaged 1 in 2 over short career and 1 in 1 in more recently, that sort of rate is not going to transfer to PL, but it's decent none the less. It's only the Belgian league, but there is some talent in Belgium as national team will attest and we wouldn't discount Tielemans or players at better clubs in Belgium.

I think there's plenty of work to be done with him, but I'd rather have a youngster who has so much in hand they are wasteful and yet still prolific, than a clinical striker who'll get a chance or two a game, much more potential. I think you'd probably try encourage the Theirry Henry development, given his admiration and Henry's progression from wasteful winger to unstoppable force. I'd expect if we did sign him, he's more development than first team, but he has the potential to beat people and be a game changer in short term and that gives him a chance to get a foot into first team and develop into something more, long term.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on May 11, 2017, 08:37:18 PM
With regard to Traore, I'd take him as a squad player, purely because of pace and potential to improve. He's still clearly playing a different game to most of his team mates, and hardly ever gets his head up, plays a good pass or demonstrates awareness.

But actually considering he's a Barca academy player who went to a sinking Villa team and looked lost. I thought he looked much improved this season for Boro, by comparison. He's still largely ineffective and wasteful, but he's still only 21 and while he is a fair bit of a kick and run merchant, he has decent control and touch and lots of strength for a speed merchant.

There's a hell of a lot of potential, if someone can workout how to make him effective to even a decent standard in some of basics.
Title: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on May 16, 2017, 12:36:58 AM
http://owngoalnigeria.com/2017/05/15/agent-confirms-everton-west-ham-target-onyekuru-is-in-talks-with-two-epl-teams/

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The agent of hot in demand Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru has confirmed that his client will most likely move to England in the summer, where Southampton, Everton and West Ham are heavily linked with a move for the forward.

Onyekuru has reportedly turned down a move to fellow Belgian side Anderlecht and Club Brugge, and with German side Borussia Monchengladbach pulling out of a potential deal for the summer, teams in England are now the front runners for his signature.

” No he won’t be joining a team in Belgium at least for now despite the strong interest from Club Brugge and Anderlecht. He is going to England, in few days time you will get to know the club he is heading to”, his intermediary told Owngoalnigeria.com.

” For now we are in talks with two teams and everything is progressing nicely. Hopefully we will conclude with one of them before the start of pre season. Don’t worry we will let the world know when a deal is done”.

Quite hopeful on this one, and I've convinced myself he's going to be some player based on no evidence whatsoever.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: D15TIN on May 16, 2017, 01:23:17 AM
With regard to Traore, I'd take him as a squad player, purely because of pace and potential to improve. He's still clearly playing a different game to most of his team mates, and hardly ever gets his head up, plays a good pass or demonstrates awareness.

But actually considering he's a Barca academy player who went to a sinking Villa team and looked lost. I thought he looked much improved this season for Boro, by comparison. He's still largely ineffective and wasteful, but he's still only 21 and while he is a fair bit of a kick and run merchant, he has decent control and touch and lots of strength for a speed merchant.

There's a hell of a lot of potential, if someone can workout how to make him effective to even a decent standard in some of basics.
Might aswell just keep Deulofeu than bring him in (id keep him anyway)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on May 16, 2017, 01:50:35 AM
Might aswell just keep Deulofeu than bring him in (id keep him anyway)

Keep him for what purpose can't play koemans system doesn't look remotely interested in adapting to it. Koeman shipped him out. That deal almost fell through cos we tried to insist Milan commit to buying him. He's not wanted, not interested in koemans system and that's before we sign more players who are wanted and can play the system. He's an extremely talented boy and in truth a bit rubbish. Where's Adel Taarabt these days. He was both talented and shit too
Title: Henry Onyereku
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 27, 2017, 01:57:43 PM
Who?

https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/879587837548560384
Title: Re: Henry Onyereku
Post by: Macca77 on June 27, 2017, 02:03:01 PM
The new Lukaku
Title: Re: Henry Onyereku
Post by: sam of the south on June 27, 2017, 02:13:39 PM
Strike-rate of 1 in 2, and Arsenal and Birmingham are also on his tail.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 27, 2017, 02:19:57 PM
Who?

https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/879587837548560384

Doing a Chelsea. Let's just hope it doesn't turn out like De Bruyne.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: brap2 on June 27, 2017, 02:27:04 PM
Saw someone mention this yesterday but it was just a random twitter lid so thought nothing of it.

We were linked ages ago and it was widely accepted he was in the U.K. to talk to a number of clubs so thought we may have been in the hat.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: sam of the south on June 27, 2017, 03:05:47 PM
Saw someone mention this yesterday but it was just a random twitter lid so thought nothing of it.

We were linked ages ago and it was widely accepted he was in the U.K. to talk to a number of clubs so thought we may have been in the hat.

Make note of that Twitter dude, then, he might be ITK
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: KingdingalingNL on June 27, 2017, 03:07:10 PM
According to Belgian newspaper (Het Nieuwsblad) this is on! Agent is in the U.K. Now to sort out a deal with us and then loan to Anderlecht.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 27, 2017, 03:16:23 PM
I'm sure if we do sign Onyekuru that none of our fans will have a problem spelling his name
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Toffee1 on June 27, 2017, 03:17:21 PM
I'm sure if we do sign Onyekuru that none of our fans will have a problem spelling his name

Pity Paul Merson when he has to say that he has scored for us.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 27, 2017, 03:20:48 PM
Also he is going to inherit Lukakus song isn't he

Henry Henry On, Henry Henry on, Henry Henry on, Henry Onyekuru

Which actually works quite well if we sing it as he's coming off the bench as a super sub
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: hill135 on June 27, 2017, 03:28:18 PM
I thought this dude came out and said he was signing for Arsenal? Maybe I imagined it.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: DanDan on June 27, 2017, 03:31:09 PM
I thought this dude came out and said he was signing for Arsenal? Maybe I imagined it.

Google has a news reports from a certain paper that mentions Arsenal agreed a fee and secured a UK work permit
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: sam of the south on June 27, 2017, 03:31:30 PM
I thought this dude came out and said he was signing for Arsenal? Maybe I imagined it.

Maybe delusional like Lukaku with Chelsea  :whistle:
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 27, 2017, 03:32:10 PM
I thought this dude came out and said he was signing for Arsenal? Maybe I imagined it.

It looks like reports have said in the past few weeks that everything has been agreed with Arsenal and West Ham on separate occassions and fallen through

So Expect this to be another Sandro type deal!😂
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: brap2 on June 27, 2017, 04:21:44 PM
Make note of that Twitter dude, then, he might be ITK

Wish I had! He's lost to the twitterverse now unfortunately.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Danny on June 27, 2017, 04:42:30 PM
I want us to sign him so that West Ham fans go into meltdown.

He's the main one they've been linked with.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 27, 2017, 04:43:42 PM
If true sounds like we're now finally operating like a big club, identifying top talent and then building a network to feed into our first team eventually. The lad looks like a decent prospect with a low buy out clause if I remember rightly.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Makis on June 27, 2017, 06:19:27 PM
Nigerian sources think this is a done deal: http://scorenigeria.com.ng/2017/06/27/scorenigeria-world-exclusive-onyekuru-bags-5-year-contract-with-everton/
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Audrey Horne on June 27, 2017, 06:40:50 PM
https://twitter.com/DominicKing_DM/status/879661751708647424
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on June 27, 2017, 06:41:11 PM
Kristof Terreur 📰 ✔ @HLNinEngeland
Henry Onyekuru could be on his way to Anderlecht. Everton would sign him and immediately loan him out to the Belgian champions. (La DH) #efc pic.twitter.com/tmlzumxJBU

Kristof Terreur  📰‏Verified account @HLNinEngeland  7m7 minutes ago
More
 Henry Onyekuru underwent a medical at Everton yesterday. Will go on loan to Anderlecht. He had a entry visa for UK, not a real work permit.

Kristof Terreur 📰 ✔ @HLNinEngeland
Done deal. Loaned from Everton to Anderlecht.
12:26 PM - 27 Jun 2017
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Shogun on June 27, 2017, 06:41:32 PM
https://twitter.com/dominicking_dm/status/879661751708647424
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ross on June 27, 2017, 06:45:04 PM
Didn't we do something similar with David Henen?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Macca77 on June 27, 2017, 06:50:44 PM
https://twitter.com/SkySportsNewsHQ/status/879665909643845633

Look at the reaction from West Ham fans, it's amazing!!
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on June 27, 2017, 06:50:47 PM
Welcome to Arsenal ;)

Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Macca77 on June 27, 2017, 06:53:15 PM
Any idea what the fee was?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: TheRam on June 27, 2017, 06:55:09 PM
Boss
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 27, 2017, 06:58:08 PM
Kind of think we should keep him around rather than loan him out straight away!

Calvert Lewin is pretty much our only striker at the moment isn't he?!

Tarashaj, Henen (has he already left?!)and Niasse clearly have no future. Lukaku is already at Chelsea in his head and Kone and Valencia have gone
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 27, 2017, 06:59:34 PM
Didn't we do something similar with David Henen?

Who?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 27, 2017, 07:00:08 PM
Any idea what the fee was?

8m euros was his buyout clause.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on June 27, 2017, 07:02:18 PM
Kind of think we should keep him around rather than loan him out straight away!

Calvert Lewin is pretty much our only striker at the moment isn't he?!

Tarashaj, Henen (has he already left?!)and Niasse clearly have no future. Lukaku is already at Chelsea in his head and Kone and Valencia have gone

No work permit yet.

Also you forgot Sandro ;)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: plumber on June 27, 2017, 07:02:47 PM
Kind of think we should keep him around rather than loan him out straight away!

Calvert Lewin is pretty much our only striker at the moment isn't he?!

Tarashaj, Henen (has he already left?!)and Niasse clearly have no future. Lukaku is already at Chelsea in his head and Kone and Valencia have gone

Problems with work permit apparently.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ross on June 27, 2017, 07:03:05 PM
Who?

David Henen.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 27, 2017, 07:03:42 PM
No work permit yet.

Also you forgot Sandro ;)

Still though Sandro and DCL as our strikers, and then we've got Henry ready to hoover up some goals?!keep him around!
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on June 27, 2017, 07:05:04 PM
Still though Sandro and DCL as our strikers, and then we've got Henry ready to hoover up some goals?!keep him around!

But he would fail a work permit application.

Also, last time i checked, we are still in a transfer window and are allowed to carry on buying players.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: BlueNoseMike on June 27, 2017, 07:06:18 PM
The highlights video of him looks absolutely class. I know it's pub standard league but he turned 20 this month. Bags of potential in this one. Pace, trickery and knows where the net is, I'm as excited by this as I am by Sandro
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 27, 2017, 07:06:57 PM
But he would fail a work permit application.

Also, last time i checked, we are still in a transfer window and are allowed to carry on buying players.

Didn't Arsenal get accepted for a work permit for him though?

Yeah but as a cautious man I would loan him out once we've got the other players in!

Y'know just incase something goes wrong in transfer negotiations

Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Macca77 on June 27, 2017, 07:08:10 PM
Loving this like, singing young stars from under the noses of Arsenal, little old old Everton eh!
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: TheRam on June 27, 2017, 07:11:07 PM
I reckon we're going to set up a network. Kinda like Chelsea have with Vitesse.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on June 27, 2017, 07:14:56 PM
The highlights video of him looks absolutely class. I know it's pub standard league but he turned 20 this month. Bags of potential in this one. Pace, trickery and knows where the net is, I'm as excited by this as I am by Sandro

All the exceptional Belgian players were once in that pub standard league. This lad is clearly a few levels above the likes of Henen, judging by the competition for his signature and the fact that the Belgian champions want him for their first team, even if it's just for one season on loan.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: BlueNoseMike on June 27, 2017, 07:20:04 PM
All the exceptional Belgian players were once in that pub standard league. This lad is clearly a few levels above the likes of Henen, judging by the competition for his signature and the fact that the Belgian champions want him for their first team, even if it's just for one season on loan.

Good point made! And most of them were doing it for one of the better teams too. Even more excited now
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 27, 2017, 07:21:11 PM
He's got a look of a young Thierry Henry about it, with his preference to pull away to the left before leaving defenders for dead both inside and outside. Great finisher too. Another year to grow a bit physically and he could be the business.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 27, 2017, 07:21:34 PM
We are so rich we are buying players to loan to other clubs. Isn't it nice being a little closer to the big boys than the also rans. Feels a little weird how professional Everton suddenly seem to be
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on June 27, 2017, 07:24:20 PM
It's a good way of developing the lad and testing him as well.

It's a big step up from KAS Eupen to us.
It's not quite the same step up as going from Eupen to Anderlecht.
It's not a massive step from Anderlecht to our bench.

If he is a success there we can be confident he has the talent to come here and the only thing required is the mindset. We can bring him in and dutifully await his al fella talking about how he will move on from us again in the future.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Macca77 on June 27, 2017, 07:24:26 PM
We are so rich we are buying players to loan to other clubs. Isn't it nice being a little closer to the big boys than the also rans. Feels a little weird how professional Everton suddenly seem to be

It does feel weird, but i love the fact that we're doing it properly, not buying players just for the sake of, but buying young quality players
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Trowel on June 27, 2017, 07:24:55 PM
Some good background reading here:

https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/meet-henry-onyekuru-evertons-new-nigerian-admirer-raised-qataris-belgium
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: ally2 on June 27, 2017, 07:27:29 PM
ACON but never mind. Sounds good.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Trowel on June 27, 2017, 07:46:34 PM
McNulty:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40418808
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on June 27, 2017, 07:47:15 PM
https://twitter.com/HLNinEngeland/status/879671776707584000
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on June 27, 2017, 08:07:31 PM
You'd assume we'd have more strikers coming in if we're loaning him out? May not be ready for the prem but surely he would be 3rd striker behind Lukaku and Sandro?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on June 27, 2017, 08:08:42 PM
You'd assume we'd have more strikers coming in if we're loaning him out? May not be ready for the prem but surely he would be 3rd striker behind Lukaku and Sandro?

Or maybe we thought it would be better for his development to play regularly (and in Europe) rather than come and be our 3rd choice striker
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 27, 2017, 08:14:15 PM
Won't do any harm for our chances of signing their talented youngsters like Dendoncker, by buying the most promising player in their league and giving them him for a year.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on June 27, 2017, 08:25:53 PM
Won't do any harm for our chances of signing their talented youngsters like Dendoncker, by buying the most promising player in their league and giving them him for a year.

Do the Belgian clubs (and Anderlecht in particular) have £6-£8m on players?
From the looks of things their record signing has been £7.5m. That was Stanciu last year and is the only time they have gone above £5.5m.

Could this be us getting them a star of their league they would not normally be able to afford for a season to sweeten the deal?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hawkandro on June 27, 2017, 08:28:24 PM
Didn't Arsenal get accepted for a work permit for him though?

Nope, he has only played one international game.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blue1948 on June 27, 2017, 08:29:22 PM
I think it is as has been posted ,he is not eligible yet
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 27, 2017, 08:32:08 PM
Do the Belgian clubs (and Anderlecht in particular) have £6-£8m on players?
From the looks of things their record signing has been £7.5m. That was Stanciu last year and is the only time they have gone above £5.5m.

Could this be us getting them a star of their league they would not normally be able to afford for a season to sweeten the deal?


Certainly can't do any harm to establish these kind of relationships with a club who have a history of producing talented players.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Rhys on June 27, 2017, 08:32:28 PM
All the exceptional Belgian players were once in that pub standard league. This lad is clearly a few levels above the likes of Henen, judging by the competition for his signature and the fact that the Belgian champions want him for their first team, even if it's just for one season on loan.

Plus the only youtube video anyone had of Henen when he signed was a slow motion 40 yard pass across the pitch. As opposed to top scorer with 22 in a top flight league at 19. No guarantees of how good he will be but it's definitely a better starting point.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blargins on June 27, 2017, 08:38:30 PM
Will get champions league experience too. Good move. Compared to Dembele who would have cost probably 5 times as much playing in an inferior league, this really makes sense.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 27, 2017, 08:41:39 PM
The Americans can call him Hank without any resulting fume, right?  :D
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on June 27, 2017, 08:43:02 PM
The Americans can call him Hank without any resulting fume, right?  :D

Nah
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 27, 2017, 08:43:27 PM
The Americans can call him Hank without any resulting fume, right?  :D

Onyefuckingbikeson
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ross on June 27, 2017, 08:45:44 PM
Good job we don't have to give him his full name.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Evertonian in NC on June 27, 2017, 08:46:59 PM
/even I recognize that as worse than "The Tooth" thus the smiley
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on June 27, 2017, 08:56:52 PM
Sounds to me like there was some work permit issues, Arsenal seemed interested and some reports that he got a work permit. But if he had got one, why did Arsenal not get him and why are we loaning to Anderlecht. Going to Anderlecht for a year would make a lot of sense if it allows him to get citizenship in Belgium.

Anderlecht seemed very keen, but knew they would be outbid on wages, it makes the development curve a little less steep and keeps him playing, developing. But he has only played 1 international friendly at start of the month, so would probably need special dispensation to get work permit. Another year in Belgium and it's no longer an issue.

Here's a translation from a Belgian site.

Everton snatches talented Henry Onyekuru ... and lends it to Anderlecht

It was one of the sagas of the summer market, it has just found its epilogue. According to our information, Henry Onyekuru , followed by Arsenal and West Ham in particular, will engage for five seasons with Everton, the English club of Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas . In the wake, the fast forward 20-year-old is loaned to the Sporting Anderlecht for a season. Henry has completely revealed this season with Eupen, scoring 22 goals.

The amount of the transfer is estimated at about 8 million euros, requested by the German-speaking club. The deal was facilitated by good relations between Toffees' management and Mogi Bayat, who was given " an exclusive mandate to negotiate on behalf of KAS Eupen ". The influential agent is also in excellent terms with the Anderlecht Sporting.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: toffee_scot on June 27, 2017, 09:13:12 PM
Very interesting signing and at a very good price in today's market.

I guess with work permit issues, he would have had to go out on loan but Anderlecht would certainly be a good step for his development before next year.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blob on June 27, 2017, 09:19:59 PM
will reserve judgement.

africans usually flatter to deceive...and he didn't really do much of the flattering...
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on June 27, 2017, 09:20:04 PM
Plenty of people on twitter saying he had an entry visa, but not a work permit for UK, sounds about right.

Also as others have said, should help chances of signing someone from Anderlecht if we were that interested. Dendoncker is one we've often been linked to, I've not seen a lot of him, but have been quite impressed when I have.

But they also have Kara Mdobji, who wants to play in PL and has been told he can go. Leicester were trying to sign him last season, but player is quoted as saying 3 windows he's been refused a transfer to PL. That would go back to 2016 January window when Leicester were top of league and Walsh was there. It could be different clubs or a coincidence, but thought it seemed curious.

Anderlecht only got him in 2015, so he would have only been there half a season. But not sure player would hold a grudge about West Ham or someone else not signing him. But a move to Leicester when they were top of league and went on to win title, that might get your goat.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: fubarruk on June 27, 2017, 09:44:33 PM
Would rather be spending money on players who can actually play for us tbh, seeing as we have next to no options up top, reserving judgement on this at present...
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Goaljira on June 27, 2017, 09:45:50 PM
"Onyekuru on the left hand side".....
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 27, 2017, 09:46:15 PM
Would rather be spending money on players who can actually play for us tbh, seeing as we have next to no options up top, reserving judgement on this at present...

 :headbang:

Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Fynci on June 27, 2017, 09:47:34 PM
Onyefuckingbison

Fixed
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 27, 2017, 09:56:45 PM
Right
We can fuck hank off right now
If your struggling just call the lad Henry
Simple enough

Tia
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on June 27, 2017, 09:59:37 PM
I don't get where Hank comes from?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 27, 2017, 10:04:26 PM
I don't get where Hank comes from?
Must be an American thing like ours jack for john
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on June 27, 2017, 10:09:41 PM
Would rather be spending money on players who can actually play for us tbh, seeing as we have next to no options up top, reserving judgement on this at present...

Surely if Walsh sees him as a 20m player he can get for less than half pay now comes in a season that's a deal that has to be made. By your argument we should stop buying players for the u23s as well
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 27, 2017, 10:11:06 PM
Would rather be spending money on players who can actually play for us tbh, seeing as we have next to no options up top, reserving judgement on this at present...
Its not deadline day. We have two months yet
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: D15TIN on June 27, 2017, 10:12:50 PM
Would rather be spending money on players who can actually play for us tbh, seeing as we have next to no options up top, reserving judgement on this at present...
Would never have signed Stones or Holgate etc if we just did that, might aswell save ourselves 10-20million in 12 months and sign him now, think Anderlecht might be in the CL next season, which will be invaluable experience for him.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Brownie20 on June 27, 2017, 10:33:42 PM
Onyefuckingbikeson

When's he signing?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: BlueForYou on June 27, 2017, 11:45:27 PM
Another young gun - go for it!

Exciting times
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on June 28, 2017, 12:02:16 AM
This makes for very satisfying reading -

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/everton-pull-incredible-double-swoop-10698103
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: BlueForYou on June 28, 2017, 12:06:12 AM
Happy days are here again
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on June 28, 2017, 12:06:20 AM
This makes for very satisfying reading -

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/everton-pull-incredible-double-swoop-10698103

Sandro:
Crucially, that deal does NOT contain any contract clauses which would allow him to leave for either of the Madrid clubs - or any where else - after a year for a reduced fee.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: sam of the south on June 28, 2017, 12:08:48 AM
This makes for very satisfying reading -

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/everton-pull-incredible-double-swoop-10698103

Jesus, that was one of the most pleasurable wanks I've ever had
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: sam of the south on June 28, 2017, 12:10:40 AM
Sandro:
Crucially, that deal does NOT contain any contract clauses which would allow him to leave for either of the Madrid clubs - or any where else - after a year for a reduced fee.

It's even penned by Red Shite Maddock, and he would've gleefully written about the clause if it was true
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: hannu on June 28, 2017, 12:11:42 AM
from the bit i watched of his highlight vid he looks abit shit, hopefully i will be proven wrong
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: sixymack on June 28, 2017, 12:24:21 AM
Two strikers with great potential, for less then 15 million.  Yes please.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sir Stealth on June 28, 2017, 12:27:33 AM
from the bit i watched of his highlight vid he looks abit shit, hopefully i will be proven wrong

The vid I saw seemed to feature him scoring about 20goals and totally skinning defenders with his pace. Looks a bit boss. Hopefully I am proven right  ;)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: fubarruk on June 28, 2017, 12:48:30 AM
Surely if Walsh sees him as a 20m player he can get for less than half pay now comes in a season that's a deal that has to be made. By your argument we should stop buying players for the u23s as well
I'm not saying it's a bad deal, merely that it's surely not our priority at the moment.

This coupled with the lad from QPR, great for the future, does nothing for us next year.

I'm all for these deals, maybe more at the end of the window after the major business is done in an ideal world.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: hannu on June 28, 2017, 12:50:10 AM
The vid I saw seemed to feature him scoring about 20goals and totally skinning defenders with his pace. Looks a bit boss. Hopefully I am proven right  ;)

i only watched the first min or so, he managed to miss from about 12 yards, all right foot, maybe its a bad vid, i lost interest in it fast

will try it again
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: fubarruk on June 28, 2017, 12:51:18 AM
Its not deadline day. We have two months yet
Like I said, reserving judgement. Announce this in early September when our first team squad is as strong as we would like it to be, it's a win win.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Goaljira on June 28, 2017, 12:59:20 AM
I'm not saying it's a bad deal, merely that it's surely not our priority at the moment.

This coupled with the lad from QPR, great for the future, does nothing for us next year.

I'm all for these deals, maybe more at the end of the window after the major business is done in an ideal world.

You take the deals when theyre available.  Cant say 'Just hang on a couple of months whilst we do some other business...' as he'd be well signed for someone else by then.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Shropshire Blue on June 28, 2017, 01:03:19 AM
I hope we're all a bit patient with what is going on because when we look at the signings overall it seems more and more obvious that the rebuilding isn't just about next season and the one after, this is a rebuild that will come to fruition in 3 or 4 seasons.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Goaljira on June 28, 2017, 01:05:25 AM
I hope we're all a bit patient with what is going on because when we look at the signings overall it seems more and more obvious that the rebuilding isn't just about next season and the one after, this is a rebuild that will come to fruition in 3 or 4 seasons.

Almost like we're planning for a major event in 4 or so years time....
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Shropshire Blue on June 28, 2017, 01:12:32 AM
Almost like we're planning for a major event in 4 or so years time....
..... oh yes, of course, there's a new ground coming isn't there?  😆
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 28, 2017, 01:18:42 AM
The vid I saw seemed to feature him scoring about 20goals and totally skinning defenders with his pace. Looks a bit boss. Hopefully I am proven right  ;)

Well he does have Henry on the back of his shirt.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on June 28, 2017, 01:34:24 AM
When it comes to signing the best players in the world, our position is that we are more likely to sign a world class player before they become world class. You've obviously got to identify and develop and get some luck on route. If he stars at Anderlecht, we would have been looking at a fee 5x more next summer and far more competition.

He was prolific last season for a unfavoured team and the best team in league are taking him on loan for next season. Can't recall too many times where that has happened. Anderlecht sold Tielemans for a decent amount so it's not like they are desperate to borrow someone.

Generally the best clubs don't really want loans, as it's developing a player you don't own, it's more of a stop gap or a bit of extra cover. But you'd imagine he will get game time, otherwise why are Anderlecht keen and why would we loan him to them.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 28, 2017, 01:36:43 AM
When it comes to signing the best players in the world, our position is that we are more likely to sign a world class player before they become world class. You've obviously got to identify and develop and get some luck on route. If he stars at Anderlecht, we would have been looking at a fee 5x more next summer and far more competition.

He was prolific last season for a unfavoured team and the best team in league are taking him on loan for next season. Can't recall too many times where that has happened. Anderlecht sold Tielemans for a decent amount so it's not like they are desperate to borrow someone.

Generally the best clubs don't really want loans, as it's developing a player you don't own, it's more of a stop gap or a bit of extra cover. But you'd imagine he will get game time, otherwise why are Anderlecht keen and why would we loan him to them.

It'll tell us a lot more about his character as well to go from a relative unknown in an unfancied team to the best team in the league with more expectation.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: fubarruk on June 28, 2017, 01:42:45 AM
You take the deals when theyre available.  Cant say 'Just hang on a couple of months whilst we do some other business...' as he'd be well signed for someone else by then.
I get that and you're right of course, I'm still reserving judgement on us spending 8m on a player who may never be eligible to play for us, when we have effectively no strikers on the books to play next season (assuming Lukaku inevitably fucks off)

It's early days and I'm sure I'll be proved wrong, it's just not the signing I was hoping for next is all...
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 28, 2017, 01:46:27 AM
I get that and you're right of course, I'm still reserving judgement on us spending 8m on a player who may never be eligible to play for us, when we have effectively no strikers on the books to play next season (assuming Lukaku inevitably fucks off)

It's early days and I'm sure I'll be proved wrong, it's just not the signing I was hoping for next is all...

You do know the transfer window isn't even open yet don't you. You're talking as if it's transfer deadline day.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on June 28, 2017, 01:51:46 AM
Seriously, who cares if he's a bit shit now? It's not like he'll get the chance to be a bit shit for us for at least a year.

Onwards and upwards lids. Onwards and upwards.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Tinga on June 28, 2017, 02:01:37 AM
Even if he is shit..whose arsed? he's £7m  lolol
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Robioto on June 28, 2017, 02:01:50 AM
I'm not saying it's a bad deal, merely that it's surely not our priority at the moment.

This coupled with the lad from QPR, great for the future, does nothing for us next year.

I'm all for these deals, maybe more at the end of the window after the major business is done in an ideal world.

I don't get your point at all, who cares who we get in when, if players we want are available we go and get them, whether that be an 18 year old for the under 23s or a £30m midfielder for the first team. You mention priorities - we are able to negotiate with multiple players at one time.

Waiting makes zero sense. The earlier we get players in, the better for the first team or the U23s. There is also another 9-10 weeks until the window shuts and we've done more business at this point in the summer window than we have for a long time or possibly ever.

I don't where you are coming from at all. Now is the time to be positive, Everton are doing business properly for the first time in a very long time.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: fubarruk on June 28, 2017, 02:03:26 AM
You do know the transfer window isn't even open yet don't you. You're talking as if it's transfer deadline day.
Nearly 40 years of knowing no better, it's a hard habit to break and I'm not letting my guard down yet....
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 28, 2017, 02:11:39 AM
Nearly 40 years of knowing no better, it's a hard habit to break and I'm not letting my guard down yet....

But clearly this summer is nothing like the old Everton. Not even close.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on June 28, 2017, 02:42:49 AM
Nearly 40 years of knowing no better, it's a hard habit to break and I'm not letting my guard down yet....

And there we get to the crux of it. That's your issue (and our issue as fans), not the club's. You need to let your guard down now and start to believe that things are improving massively. Being fashionably cynical is boring after a while.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: SANA_DR0 on June 28, 2017, 03:00:38 AM
I don't get your point at all, who cares who we get in when, if players we want are available we go and get them, whether that be an 18 year old for the under 23s or a £30m midfielder for the first team. You mention priorities - we are able to negotiate with multiple players at one time.

Waiting makes zero sense. The earlier we get players in, the better for the first team or the U23s. There is also another 9-10 weeks until the window shuts and we've done more business at this point in the summer window than we have for a long time or possibly ever.

I don't where you are coming from at all. Now is the time to be positive, Everton are doing business properly for the first time in a very long time.

Fans got used to deadline day and the failed dreams, thats the norm for everton fans, they dont know understand we are as you stated doing business properly, we're buying under 19's under 21's under 25's and players in their prime... we're investing in the future and now, but some are still waiting for nzogbia / fernandez / moutinho type fails. (true hearted blues lol)

Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: fubarruk on June 28, 2017, 03:02:52 AM
And there we get to the crux of it. That's your issue (and our issue as fans), not the club's. You need to let your guard down now and start to believe that things are improving massively. Being fashionably cynical is boring after a while.
Firstly it's nothing to do with being fashionable, I'm genuinely doing it for my own sanity...

I can see things seem to be different this year, however there are still some huge issues to address and this signing does nothing to count towards any of them. There's still a lot of convincing to be done.

I am however more optimistic they will be sorted this summer than any over the previous 3 decades, that's a start!
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blargins on June 28, 2017, 03:13:02 AM
Even if he is shit..whose arsed? he's £7m  lolol

You do realise Diego Maradona only went for 6 million, don't you?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Trowel on June 28, 2017, 04:15:02 AM
https://twitter.com/EFCFeelinBlue/status/879807832094384129
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Trowel on June 28, 2017, 04:17:58 AM
From here:

http://scorenigeria.com.ng/2017/06/27/onyekuru-to-scorenigeria-im-on-top-of-the-world-to-sign-for-everton/

He said it was not an easy decision, but thrilled to make the decision to join ‘The Toffees’ after having to go through all the offers on the table and getting advice.

“I feel very happy and delighted with this move to Everton,” he told SCORENigeria

“I am delighted because my first target of signing for a Premier League team has materialised.

“It wasn’t an easy decision to make for me, but with the advise of top players and proper studying of the other offers.

“It is a great deal for me.”
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Macca77 on June 28, 2017, 04:18:48 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/ToffeeTVEFC/status/879809199768776707
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Cozzie on June 28, 2017, 04:19:03 AM
Yay, hopefully officially announced tonight then.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: sam of the south on June 28, 2017, 04:23:40 AM
https://twitter.com/EFCFeelinBlue/status/879807832094384129

Nice one.

Initial bargaining chip to nab Dendoncker in place, then 👍🏼
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Gash on June 28, 2017, 04:25:09 AM
Poor lad, we're shipping him back out the door that quick they couldn't even be arsed getting a shirt for him. :)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Robioto on June 28, 2017, 04:27:35 AM
Is he definitely being loaned straight to Anderlecht?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Toddacelli on June 28, 2017, 04:29:08 AM
Firstly it's nothing to do with being fashionable, I'm genuinely doing it for my own sanity...

I can see things seem to be different this year, however there are still some huge issues to address and this signing does nothing to count towards any of them. There's still a lot of convincing to be done.

I am however more optimistic they will be sorted this summer than any over the previous 3 decades, that's a start!

It's ok my friend. Hold onto that small piece of optimisim with one hand, take hold of my hand with the other and step out into the light.

We can do this together. And one more thing...

(https://media.giphy.com/media/Dvw2lJqlTuJmo/giphy.gif)

(https://images.gr-assets.com/hostedimages/1457026002ra/18310773.gif)


Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: ally2 on June 28, 2017, 04:38:56 AM
https://twitter.com/EFCFeelinBlue/status/879807832094384129

Blatantly photoshopped
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: brap2 on June 28, 2017, 06:10:06 AM
And there we get to the crux of it. That's your issue (and our issue as fans), not the club's. You need to let your guard down now and start to believe that things are improving massively. Being fashionably cynical is boring after a while.

I want to believe.

Unfortunately though, and I don't want to be that guy, but as soon as we sell Lukaku, we'll have been 'spending the Lukaku money'.

I mean I'm quite an optimistic blue I think, so it's going to take a lot to win over blues who are even more reserved than I am and to be quite honest the club have no one to blame but themselves.

What I will say is - I'm starting to believe and there are some really, really good signs.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on June 28, 2017, 10:17:57 AM
http://www.insidefutbol.com/2017/06/27/two-year-anderlecht-loan-for-everton-new-boy/341352/

Two year loan apparently. And I'm on nights at work, before you ask why I'm posting at 4.15am @Escla (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=5210)  ;)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on June 28, 2017, 10:23:38 AM
I want to believe.

Unfortunately though, and I don't want to be that guy, but as soon as we sell Lukaku, we'll have been 'spending the Lukaku money'.

I mean I'm quite an optimistic blue I think, so it's going to take a lot to win over blues who are even more reserved than I am and to be quite honest the club have no one to blame but themselves.

What I will say is - I'm starting to believe and there are some really, really good signs.

Yeah that is a fair point. The seemingly inevitable Lukaku sale will bring about comments from others fans and our own fans about selling to buy and all that. I genuinely don't think it's the case whatsoever, but people will defo throw it at us.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ramjam on June 28, 2017, 10:42:41 AM
Yeah that is a fair point. The seemingly inevitable Lukaku sale will bring about comments from others fans and our own fans about selling to buy and all that. I genuinely don't think it's the case whatsoever, but people will defo throw it at us.

If that's the case we'll and good, thanks to Chelski for buying us 5 players, they really a a good bunch.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on June 28, 2017, 10:54:58 AM
If that's the case we'll and good, thanks to Chelski for buying us 5 players, they really a a good bunch.

Well yeah. But you know some people will obsess over net spend and use it as a stick to beat the club with, unless we spend another £100m on top of the Lukaku money.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ramjam on June 28, 2017, 11:14:55 AM
Well yeah. But you know some people will obsess over net spend and use it as a stick to beat the club with, unless we spend another £100m on top of the Lukaku money.

I'm hearing you loud and clear but as a club I think we'll be better off regardless of the net spend however I hope we spend another 60 or 80 million on top of the Lukaku money just to show the rest that we're back and mean business
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Goaljira on June 28, 2017, 12:41:52 PM
Theres a faint echo of the Nyarko alarm in the distance as we sign a player for 5 years who we cant get a WP for, so we send him on loan for 2 years to get belgian citizenship with a plan to bring him back after brexit has happened....
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: dangermouse on June 28, 2017, 01:38:44 PM
I want to believe.

Unfortunately though, and I don't want to be that guy, but as soon as we sell Lukaku, we'll have been 'spending the Lukaku money'.

I mean I'm quite an optimistic blue I think, so it's going to take a lot to win over blues who are even more reserved than I am and to be quite honest the club have no one to blame but themselves.

What I will say is - I'm starting to believe and there are some really, really good signs.

In reality though that's all it will have been... spending the Lukaku money. Im not complaining though :)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: van der Meyde on June 28, 2017, 01:48:12 PM
I want to believe.

Unfortunately though, and I don't want to be that guy, but as soon as we sell Lukaku, we'll have been 'spending the Lukaku money'.
Success is generally much better correlated with wage level (and by proxy the number of quality players you have in your squad) than it is with net spend though.

We might buy 6 or 7 players say spending the Lukaku transfer fee, but there's no way his wages alone would cover that - especially not as a recurring cost over the contract years.

If we come out of the transfer window with a substantially improved squad, I couldn't give a fuck about our net spend. If selling Lukaku means that we have substantially fewer weak positions in our matchday squad, then as long as we sign a striker or two to replace him I'm okay with it.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: fubarruk on June 28, 2017, 02:01:50 PM
It's ok my friend. Hold onto that small piece of optimisim with one hand, take hold of my hand with the other and step out into the light.

We can do this together. And one more thing...

(https://media.giphy.com/media/Dvw2lJqlTuJmo/giphy.gif)

(https://images.gr-assets.com/hostedimages/1457026002ra/18310773.gif)
Thanks brother, lead the way.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Trowel on June 28, 2017, 03:50:01 PM
Blatantly photoshopped
Yet he's used it to confirm the move on his own Instagram page...
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hannibal Lecter on June 28, 2017, 05:01:29 PM
Theres a faint echo of the Nyarko alarm in the distance as we sign a player for 5 years who we cant get a WP for, so we send him on loan for 2 years to get belgian citizenship with a plan to bring him back after brexit has happened....
That's the spirit! 👍😂
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Tinga on June 28, 2017, 05:08:23 PM
Two year loan? Well that kind of kills any optimism for this lad.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 28, 2017, 05:09:55 PM
Two year loan deal, that's a pretty big favour. However when you're cash rich you can do the kind of things that the big boys do in order to build a proper network and bring in continuous transfer revenue like Chelsea do with their million kids out on loan.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: ally2 on June 28, 2017, 05:11:49 PM
Yet he's used it to confirm the move on his own Instagram page...

Sorry. Joke
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: sam of the south on June 28, 2017, 05:12:12 PM
Yet he's used it to confirm the move on his own Instagram page...

Well, maybe he's just using the move as a platform to display his photoshopping skills 🤔
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sixx1402 on June 28, 2017, 06:02:22 PM
I'm all for bringing in youngsters and blooding them for the first team.

It's probably our best chance to win the premier league in a few years given the current climate.

But this guy?
On that highlights video he looks completely shit!
Can't pass, can't finish and zero end product.
Am i missing something here??
If those are his 'highlights' I'd hate to see his bad games, he runs about like a headless chicken!!

Hmmmmm......
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 28, 2017, 06:14:22 PM
I'm all for bringing in youngsters and blooding them for the first team.

It's probably our best chance to win the premier league in a few years given the current climate.

But this guy?
On that highlights video he looks completely shit!
Can't pass, can't finish and zero end product.
Am i missing something here??
If those are his 'highlights' I'd hate to see his bad games, he runs about like a headless chicken!!

Hmmmmm......

You did watch the correct video right?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: brap2 on June 28, 2017, 06:17:04 PM
I'm all for bringing in youngsters and blooding them for the first team.

It's probably our best chance to win the premier league in a few years given the current climate.

But this guy?
On that highlights video he looks completely shit!
Can't pass, can't finish and zero end product.
Am i missing something here??
If those are his 'highlights' I'd hate to see his bad games, he runs about like a headless chicken!!

Hmmmmm......

Headless chicken you say? Sounds like the gwladys will love him.

But in all honesty wtf video did you watch? Mine was just him skinning people and scoring a wide range of different goals from open play.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sixx1402 on June 28, 2017, 06:19:45 PM
You did watch the correct video right?

The one on the first page of this thread, looks tosh. Is there another? It's needs to be a damn sight better than that one!
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blargins on June 28, 2017, 06:20:41 PM
Every time I see this thread, I think of a song by Enya.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Macca77 on June 28, 2017, 06:36:42 PM
Saying someone is shit from watching a video on you tube never fails to make me laugh
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: BlueNoseMike on June 28, 2017, 06:47:31 PM
The one on the first page of this thread, looks tosh. Is there another? It's needs to be a damn sight better than that one!

Admittedly that one isn't the best but I've seen another that makes him look like a potential star. Hard to judge on a 10 minute video but was impressed. Can't seem to find it though, can anyone else show the pessimist over here?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on June 28, 2017, 06:57:21 PM
The one on the first page of this thread, looks tosh. Is there another? It's needs to be a damn sight better than that one!

Stop watching after first minute did you?  ;)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blargins on June 28, 2017, 06:59:08 PM
Well, he's certainly got potential. He's out on loan for 2 years. He's ripping it up now. He's young and raw. Hopefully in 2 years, he'll have developed a great deal more and come over to our side and be a real asset. Would love him over now, but what we're doing snapping up young talent and loaning out to lesser leagues is a great way to develop and makes a ton of business sense too.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sixx1402 on June 28, 2017, 06:59:31 PM
Stop watching after first minute did you?  ;)

I watched the full thing mate, you and i must differ in our opinion of quality, the defenders look shocking and he still cocked up half of the clips
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 28, 2017, 07:05:25 PM
I'm sure if he tears up the league next year as well as the Champions League we'll recall him if we want to, work permit permitting. 
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sixx1402 on June 28, 2017, 07:05:59 PM
Hey i'm not saying he won't be good, he might well turn out to be ace

Just wasn't overly impressed with what i saw there, reminded me of the Niasse you tube clip......with worse finishing  :whistle:
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: sam of the south on June 28, 2017, 07:10:58 PM
Every time I see this thread, I think of a song by Enya.



Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on June 28, 2017, 07:20:43 PM
I watched the full thing mate, you and i must differ in our opinion of quality, the defenders look shocking and he still cocked up half of the clips

I assumed as only other person who had a strong negative opinion, had the good grace to admit they had stopped watching after a minute. With dribblers, they often start the video with the 'not quite' clips.

He was averaging 1 in 1 in last dozen games. This goal was against team who finished 2nd in the league.

https://twitter.com/HLNinEngeland/status/867153638371848194
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sixx1402 on June 28, 2017, 07:25:46 PM
I assumed as only other person who had a strong negative opinion, had the good grace to admit they had stopped watching after a minute. With dribblers, they often start the video with the 'not quite' clips.

He was averaging 1 in 1 in last dozen games. This goal was against team who finished 2nd in the league.

https://twitter.com/HLNinEngeland/status/867153638371848194

Aye that looks pretty decent, the defending is still suspect but his close control looks good there

As i said before i'm not saying he won't be good, was just going from some of the stuff off that other clip with the suspect finishes and end product i saw

Good idea that he's going to Anderlecht for a bit, hopefully will help him to mature as a player
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Macca77 on June 28, 2017, 07:31:17 PM
Looks like the lad has got better ball control than our current Belgium striker.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: van der Meyde on June 28, 2017, 07:34:27 PM
He needs to have played 75% of Nigeria's matches over the last two years to be guaranteed a work permit, so I'd assume that's why it's not a year's loan.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on June 28, 2017, 07:50:15 PM
There have been more videos uploaded since thread was started, so here's another video, bit better quality, Norwegian house music.

Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 28, 2017, 07:57:34 PM
Looks like the lad has got better ball control than our current Belgium striker.

 :snigger:
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on June 28, 2017, 08:23:32 PM
http://www.televisionafrica.com/2017/06/meet-henry-onyekuru-evertons-new-nigerian-raised-by-qataris-in-belgium/
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Sixx1402 on June 28, 2017, 08:24:38 PM
There have been more videos uploaded since thread was started, so here's another video, bit better quality, Norwegian house music.


Nice! Looks much better on that one, excellent close control  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on June 28, 2017, 08:54:42 PM
He needs to have played 75% of their matches over the last two years to be guaranteed a work permit, so I'd assume that's why it's not a year's loan.

The 75% of matches is for national side, he has only played 1 friendly. If he got Belgium and EU citizenship, that traditionally removes the main difficulties with work permits, caps for country etc. Think it was 3 years for Belgium citizenship and he's been at Eupen for 2 years. Brexit and EU situation doesn't seem to have changed transfers that much as far, don't see why it would change next summer.

Could be proved wrong, but don't see any reason for it to be 2 year loan. Think it's probably stemmed from a resentful West Ham or Arsenal fan.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on June 28, 2017, 09:21:59 PM
The 75% of matches is for national side, he has only played 1 friendly. If he got Belgium and EU citizenship, that traditionally removes the main difficulties with work permits, caps for country etc. Think it was 3 years for Belgium citizenship and he's been at Eupen for 2 years. Brexit and EU situation doesn't seem to have changed transfers that much as far, don't see why it would change next summer.

Could be proved wrong, but don't see any reason for it to be 2 year loan. Think it's probably stemmed from a resentful West Ham or Arsenal fan.

Another 25 goals next season and I'm sure he'll be pulling on the royal blue shirt the season after.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blargins on June 28, 2017, 09:36:32 PM
The 75% of matches is for national side, he has only played 1 friendly. If he got Belgium and EU citizenship, that traditionally removes the main difficulties with work permits, caps for country etc. Think it was 3 years for Belgium citizenship and he's been at Eupen for 2 years. Brexit and EU situation doesn't seem to have changed transfers that much as far, don't see why it would change next summer.

Could be proved wrong, but don't see any reason for it to be 2 year loan. Think it's probably stemmed from a resentful West Ham or Arsenal fan.

I very much doubt Brexit will have any significant impact on future transfers anyway. It'll be a little harder, but it's doubtful it will hold any major implications to transfers.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on June 28, 2017, 09:55:34 PM
I very much doubt Brexit will have any significant impact on future transfers anyway. It'll be a little harder, but it's doubtful it will hold any major implications to transfers.

Depends entirely on immigration and free movement of workers.

It's a ballache to get a permit for non-EU citizens and when we leave the EU they're populace becomes the same as the rest of the world.
Unless our government back down and allow open EU borders (which, considering where a large chunk of the brexit vote came from would be hilarious)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blargins on June 28, 2017, 10:04:09 PM
Depends entirely on immigration and free movement of workers.

It's a ballache to get a permit for non-EU citizens and when we leave the EU they're populace becomes the same as the rest of the world.
Unless our government back down and allow open EU borders (which, considering where a large chunk of the brexit vote came from would be hilarious)


We're talking about experts in their own field though, of which professional footballers are. It's not your average Joe who's a shop assistant who wants to move to another EU country, it's a top pro who's looking to make the move.

So for the average Joe, yep it would be a ballache. Not so much for a top pro player.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on June 28, 2017, 10:21:23 PM
Another 25 goals next season and I'm sure he'll be pulling on the royal blue shirt the season after.

On special dispensation maybe, or with EU citizenship. He would be playing in PL this season if regulations weren't a problem.

I very much doubt Brexit will have any significant impact on future transfers anyway. It'll be a little harder, but it's doubtful it will hold any major implications to transfers.

People often tend to say this won't effect that, but invariably if the rules change, it will. At the moment any European citizen can come and play in UK,. We have some strong controls on African, Asian and South American players. This is often negated by moving a player via a European country with a more relaxed policy, or at least a more favourable policy towards the players nationality. But it still takes at least 3 years to become an EU citizen.

We could well end up with a deal that keeps freedom of movement with EU, a deal that has free movement of labour, or something else. But some of the key areas of Brexit in terms of immigration, would directly effect football.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Cereal Killer on June 28, 2017, 10:25:49 PM

We could well end up with a deal that keeps freedom of movement with EU, a deal that has free movement of labour, or something else. But some of the key areas of Brexit in terms of immigration, would directly effect football.

More than likely will impact the likes of Morecambe signing someone from the French 4th division rather than PL clubs
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: van der Meyde on June 28, 2017, 10:40:22 PM
The 75% of matches is for national side, he has only played 1 friendly. If he got Belgium and EU citizenship, that traditionally removes the main difficulties with work permits, caps for country etc. Think it was 3 years for Belgium citizenship and he's been at Eupen for 2 years. Brexit and EU situation doesn't seem to have changed transfers that much as far, don't see why it would change next summer.

Could be proved wrong, but don't see any reason for it to be 2 year loan. Think it's probably stemmed from a resentful West Ham or Arsenal fan.
I edited it to say 75% for Nigeria. :)

Have to say I'm highly sceptical of being able to gain Belgian citizenship in just 3 years, when my wife and I looked at places she could easily settle and get EU citizenship it was generally at least 5 and I don't think Belgium was an exception. As @Lxxx (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4362) says though, if he tears it up again then special dispensation might come into play.

Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on June 28, 2017, 11:06:33 PM
We're talking about experts in their own field though, of which professional footballers are. It's not your average Joe who's a shop assistant who wants to move to another EU country, it's a top pro who's looking to make the move.

So for the average Joe, yep it would be a ballache. Not so much for a top pro player.

Well why aren't we able to get a work permit for this fella then?

Players in the Swedish league aren't going to be considered the best in their field are they?

If nothing else, the fact we have to apply for a permit for every non-uk player will add a layer of complexity we're not used to (giving more reason for the stress heads to assume it's gone tits up)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Rhys on June 29, 2017, 01:50:03 AM
I assumed as only other person who had a strong negative opinion, had the good grace to admit they had stopped watching after a minute. With dribblers, they often start the video with the 'not quite' clips.

He was averaging 1 in 1 in last dozen games. This goal was against team who finished 2nd in the league.

https://twitter.com/HLNinEngeland/status/867153638371848194

It was the shot on 56 seconds of the video in the original post that finished me off. Couldnt grasp why in a highlights video on youtube someone would put a shot in that goes about 30 yards wide!!
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: penguinofdoom1878 on June 29, 2017, 02:03:15 AM
Has he actually signed yet, cant find anything on the official site or is it another Sandro
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Thornton_19 on June 29, 2017, 02:07:08 AM
Has he actually signed yet, cant find anything on the official site or is it another Sandro
He posted it himself on his instagram.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: penguinofdoom1878 on June 29, 2017, 02:18:52 AM
He posted it himself on his instagram.

ahh fair enough then, cheers
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Goaljira on June 30, 2017, 10:22:21 PM
https://twitter.com/Everton/status/880807299329265664
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Cozzie on June 30, 2017, 10:32:02 PM
Good stuff. Just need Sandro announced next
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on June 30, 2017, 10:34:23 PM
Boom! Wonder what the delay was? Thought we were going to have a July 1st announcement wank-fesk?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: blargins on June 30, 2017, 11:35:08 PM
I edited it to say 75% for Nigeria. :)

Have to say I'm highly sceptical of being able to gain Belgian citizenship in just 3 years, when my wife and I looked at places she could easily settle and get EU citizenship it was generally at least 5 and I don't think Belgium was an exception. As @Lxxx (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4362) says though, if he tears it up again then special dispensation might come into play.



In most countries, it's 5 years to gain citizenship, but if you marry a native of that country, you can apply after three years. That's in general, Australia, US, UK etc, it's probably the same in most countries.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: van der Meyde on July 01, 2017, 01:08:42 AM
In most countries, it's 5 years to gain citizenship, but if you marry a native of that country, you can apply after three years. That's in general, Australia, US, UK etc, it's probably the same in most countries.
Ahhh, interesting, didn't know that.

Sadly it's back to 5 years here in the UK for marriage.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Major Clanger on July 01, 2017, 01:20:41 AM
I edited it to say 75% for Nigeria. :)

Have to say I'm highly sceptical of being able to gain Belgian citizenship in just 3 years, when my wife and I looked at places she could easily settle and get EU citizenship it was generally at least 5 and I don't think Belgium was an exception. As @Lxxx (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4362) says though, if he tears it up again then special dispensation might come into play.



I seem to remember that Wenger used to have this dodgy plan of strip-mining Ivorian talent where he'd operate academies in Abidjan, bring the most promising youngsters over to Belgium (Beveren, specifically), park them there for 3 seasons to get them a European passport, and then take them to Arsenal or flog them, or just leave them to fend for themselves if they turned out to be not good enough.

Eboue was probably the only one who made it to Arsenal through this route and then they were rumbled, but it was definitely a viable plan at the time.

Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hesmenos on July 01, 2017, 01:36:08 AM
I seem to remember that Wenger used to have this dodgy plan of strip-mining Ivorian talent where he'd operate academies in Abidjan, bring the most promising youngsters over to Belgium (Beveren, specifically), park them there for 3 seasons to get them a European passport, and then take them to Arsenal or flog them, or just leave them to fend for themselves if they turned out to be not good enough.

Eboue was probably the only one who made it to Arsenal through this route and then they were rumbled, but it was definitely a viable plan at the time.


Are you talking about Mimosas? They produced some top players. I didn't know Wenger was involved but Arsenal bought Kolo Toure from them.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Major Clanger on July 01, 2017, 01:46:47 AM
Are you talking about Mimosas? They produced some top players. I didn't know Wenger was involved but Arsenal bought Kolo Toure from them.

Yeah, I've looked it up and it turns out I was. :)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: van der Meyde on July 01, 2017, 05:20:47 AM
I seem to remember that Wenger used to have this dodgy plan of strip-mining Ivorian talent where he'd operate academies in Abidjan, bring the most promising youngsters over to Belgium (Beveren, specifically), park them there for 3 seasons to get them a European passport, and then take them to Arsenal or flog them, or just leave them to fend for themselves if they turned out to be not good enough.

Eboue was probably the only one who made it to Arsenal through this route and then they were rumbled, but it was definitely a viable plan at the time.
I'm not doubting that it may once have been true, but from pre-referendum experiences of looking at places to live to quickly get my wife an EU passport I'm not sure it is now. :)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Bluedylan on July 01, 2017, 06:33:46 AM
O'Keeffe said that there were around 50 clubs interested in him.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Waltzer on October 09, 2017, 11:36:33 PM
See Henry is apparently on Merseyside as were hoping to recall him and sort his work permit, desperate time call for desperate measures

https://thisisfutbol.com/2017/10/blogs/premier-league/onyekuru-heads-to-everton/
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: BlueForYou on October 10, 2017, 12:51:33 AM
Good news but could also signal Lookman's departure

Did he play in the game against Celtic?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 10, 2017, 01:18:12 AM
Good news but could also signal Lookman's departure

Did he play in the game against Celtic?


not good enough for us, but good enough for Arsene to want him.... thats the thing tho. Koeman may only be here another month, maybe a year, but he will be gone.. Star talent like Lookman doesnt come along often, yet we may end up losing Lookman due to Koemans amazing ability to judge players..  How can you trust a man who is blaming lack of players, when one of hte players he keeps playing is the fucking diabolical (Martina).  Also if he rates Martina so much, wtf is wrong with him in regards to Lookman. Destroying our players (Barkley/Mirallas/Kenny/Lookman) just so he can play his signings.

Also, bringing back Henry Onyekuru is a sign of desperation, there is no way he will get the work permit, thats why we let Anderlecht have him for a season.

Koeman is turning out to be a bigger joke than Martinez.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Macca77 on October 10, 2017, 01:29:48 AM
Check out Elton Welsby's reply

https://twitter.com/chughs67/status/917351272369582081
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Cozzie on October 10, 2017, 02:24:23 AM
Be beyond devestated if we sold Lookman.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: MmmBlueRamirez on October 10, 2017, 02:29:53 AM
Where's this Lookman nonsense coming from?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Brownie20 on October 10, 2017, 02:31:14 AM
Where's this Lookman nonsense coming from?

The rags
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Brownie20 on October 10, 2017, 02:32:10 AM

not good enough for us, but good enough for Arsene to want him.... thats the thing tho. Koeman may only be here another month, maybe a year, but he will be gone.. Star talent like Lookman doesnt come along often, yet we may end up losing Lookman due to Koemans amazing ability to judge players..  How can you trust a man who is blaming lack of players, when one of hte players he keeps playing is the fucking diabolical (Martina).  Also if he rates Martina so much, wtf is wrong with him in regards to Lookman. Destroying our players (Barkley/Mirallas/Kenny/Lookman) just so he can play his signings.

Also, bringing back Henry Onyekuru is a sign of desperation, there is no way he will get the work permit, thats why we let Anderlecht have him for a season.

Koeman is turning out to be a bigger joke than Martinez.


You need to chill more - you'll end up making yourself ill
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 10, 2017, 02:38:55 AM
You need to chill more - you'll end up making yourself ill

I'm very chilled, when we do the NSNO meet, you will see how laid back i am, :)

but that doesnt take away from what i stated.. lol

Everton doesnt get me worked up, i use the language to describe the  what i mean,  I'm full of jokes.. lol

I get as worked up about Everton as i do watching my fave shows.. get worked up over music (political hiphop) alot more.. as that to me is serious while Everton is entertainment.. Everton have made me laugh a lot this season, which isnt good, but it is what it is.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Brownie20 on October 10, 2017, 02:40:53 AM
I'm very chilled, when we do the NSNO meet, you will see how laid back i am, :)

but that doesnt take away from what i stated.. lol

Everton doesnt get me worked up, i use the language to describe the  what i mean,  I'm full of jokes.. lol

I get as worked up about Everton as i do watching my fave shows.. get worked up over music (political hiphop) alot more.. as that to me is serious while Everton is entertainment.. Everton have made me laugh a lot this season, which isnt good, but it is what it is.

You could have fooled me
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 10, 2017, 02:56:03 AM
You could have fooled me

I think i did,

i pointed out the ridiculousness of bringing back Henry, the stupidity of selling Lookman.

all of that is a joke. the only seriousness was Koeman being worse than Martinez.

check my post in the Moshiri thread, or check my sig, its all good laughs. even in the football tooday thread i made jokes on javaing and acestreaming.

but anyway, how can you get annoyed over something you aren't directly in control of? same as when Everton win. my friends celebrate more than me.. i just see it as entertainment.. 
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hawkandro on October 10, 2017, 03:06:28 AM
If we had a choice between losing Barkley and Lookman or Koeman, I know which ones I would choose.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on October 10, 2017, 01:20:54 PM
Everton is entertainment.

Whilst i have started laughing at Everton, it is because they now revel in the kind of bathos normally reserved for England.
It is daft how little things seem to have changed over the last decade or 3. Not even the nearly men anymore.

But, everton are far, far more than just entertainment. The definitely affect emotions.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: BlueBeagle on October 10, 2017, 02:17:52 PM
Be beyond devestated if we sold Lookman.

Genuine question... Why?

To date he's shown nothing whatsoever worth being devastated over if he left.

He's a good prospect that is yet to prove anything. Nothing more, nothing less.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: TheRam on October 10, 2017, 02:25:30 PM
His potential is obvious.

Be very short sighted of the club to sell him because he's not performing at the age of 19.

Needs to be nurtured and developed.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on October 10, 2017, 02:43:12 PM
I’m sure we don’t need the money though do we. By all means park Lookman on loan somewhere to develop but I can’t see us selling the lad a year after signing him.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mick 1995 on October 10, 2017, 02:58:17 PM
I actually think this is a case of chinese whispers. I think journos have put 2 and 2 together and got 5.

The reason why was because of a quirk of my twitter feed showing me 3 stories about him in the row.
The first two were about Nigeria wanting to poach him from England before he got a senior cap and the 3rd was about linking him away. it went:

1) Nigeria want to cap Lookman
2) Super Eagles want to poach Lookman
3) Crystal Palace looking to target Lookman in January

I properly think some moron has conflated super eagles (Nigeria) with eagles (Palace), ran the story and then every other outlet has gone with it.
A denial may or may not have come in from Palace to the newspapers, but now it is in their minds that he is looking to move/we're looking to move him on/clubs want him.

Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on October 10, 2017, 03:22:16 PM
I actually think this is a case of chinese whispers. I think journos have put 2 and 2 together and got 5.

The reason why was because of a quirk of my twitter feed showing me 3 stories about him in the row.
The first two were about Nigeria wanting to poach him from England before he got a senior cap and the 3rd was about linking him away. it went:

1) Nigeria want to cap Lookman
2) Super Eagles want to poach Lookman
3) Crystal Palace looking to target Lookman in January

I properly think some moron has conflated super eagles (Nigeria) with eagles (Palace), ran the story and then every other outlet has gone with it.
A denial may or may not have come in from Palace to the newspapers, but now it is in their minds that he is looking to move/we're looking to move him on/clubs want him.



Just a typical day for the idiots who somehow get paid decent money for clicks then.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Rhys on October 10, 2017, 03:40:10 PM
Did he play in the game against Celtic?

Yes he played left wing. He had some really good moments, did look their main threat but he was very hit and miss. Reminded me a bit of how Lookman plays but seems to be a bit more aware of situations than Lookman in terms of where he was trying bits of skill.

Anderlecht were awful though, like 3-0 to Celtic flattered them which given how average Celtic are for them to dominate like that away from home shows the level Anderlecht are at.

He has something and hard to judge given how bad they were, looks like could offer something to the squad but when watching the match I thought he looks like he needs the loan move for development as much as anything else.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: van der Meyde on October 10, 2017, 03:41:44 PM
A denial may or may not have come in from Palace to the newspapers, but now it is in their minds that he is looking to move/we're looking to move him on/clubs want him.
I was told by somebody pretty well connected that Lookman was told by Koeman the end of the transfer window to pack his bags.

It sounded like Lookman and Mirallas both questioned Koeman's use of them and were told where to go.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on October 10, 2017, 03:47:56 PM
I was told by somebody pretty well connected that Lookman was told by Koeman the end of the transfer window to pack his bags.

It sounded like Lookman and Mirallas both questioned Koeman's use of them and were told where to go.

I'm not sure whether it's Koeman's job to say that to players though. We have a director of football who you would hope deals with this kind of thing, Koeman is there to make the best use of whatever tools the club provides for him. Of course if Mirallas, who is an experienced member of the squad, shows dissent then that's a different matter but to tell a young highly rated boy to pack his bags I'd be very surprised if this was true.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Mayor Farnum on October 10, 2017, 04:01:43 PM
In the only game I've seen him play in, home defeat to Celtic, he looked way off Premier League standard.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Cozzie on October 10, 2017, 04:27:12 PM
Genuine question... Why?

To date he's shown nothing whatsoever worth being devastated over if he left.

He's a good prospect that is yet to prove anything. Nothing more, nothing less.

I think he has shown glimpses in games of what he is capable of. He is clearly not ready yet granted, but that's the key thing here, potential.

Hes looked reslly good for England at under 20 and 21 level and I do believe he will be an amazing player.

Just don't want to see him doing it at another club, hope if he leaves it's a loan so he can develop better.

Hed offer us more out wide than what our current set up and tactics offer us right now that's for sure.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Tinga on October 10, 2017, 05:17:46 PM
His potential is obvious.

Be very short sighted of the club to sell him because he's not performing at the age of 19.

Needs to be nurtured and developed.

Chelsea found this out the hard way.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hawkandro on October 10, 2017, 06:58:06 PM
I will be very pissed off if we lose Lookman to Spurs.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: hannu on October 10, 2017, 08:02:40 PM
but to tell a young highly rated boy to pack his bags I'd be very surprised if this was true.

i wouldnt
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 10, 2017, 09:22:58 PM
His potential is obvious.

Be very short sighted of the club to sell him because he's not performing at the age of 19.

Needs to be nurtured and developed.

Agree with this, I just dont get why Lookman has been taken out of the under 23 squad, and not even featured for us.
surely he needs game time, if its not going to be in the first team, stick him back in the under 23's.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: D15TIN on October 10, 2017, 09:44:47 PM
Genuine question... Why?

To date he's shown nothing whatsoever worth being devastated over if he left.

He's a good prospect that is yet to prove anything. Nothing more, nothing less.
Spurs & Arsenal thought to be interested like, think it's quite clear he has potential and PACE which were absolutely crying out for. Joke of a decision if he leaves.

What annoys me about koeman is he has one quiet game and is thrown out of the team for weeks, Williams/gana/schneiderlin/martina can play how they like and be played constantly
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: toffee_scot on October 10, 2017, 10:04:09 PM
I think for the time being, Onyekuru should stay at Anderlecht and get more first team football playing there especially as they are in the Champions League and will get to play against teams of the calibre of Bayern and PSG.

Plus if Koeman is still at Everton, it would be a shame if Onyekuru was shoehorned into the team as a left wing back or a position which equates to Koeman's favourite number that month.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on October 10, 2017, 11:24:45 PM
If Lookman picks Nigeria as his country to represent one conversation between him and Onyekuru might put him off coming back while he's manager. It's so frustrating, so much young talent on the books and a manager who looks unable to get the best out of what we've got.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Evertonian in NC on October 10, 2017, 11:36:30 PM
Spurs & Arsenal thought to be interested like, think it's quite clear he has potential and PACE which were absolutely crying out for. Joke of a decision if he leaves.

What annoys me about koeman is he has one quiet game and is thrown out of the team for weeks, Williams/gana/schneiderlin/martina can play how they like and be played constantly

Pace, skill, and directness.  Qualities we lack in spades.

Though I suspect Lookman is much better served to be an impact sub, part of me wants to start him and Vlasic once just to see what happens with two proper wingers.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 10, 2017, 11:50:10 PM
Pace, skill, and directness.  Qualities we lack in spades.

Though I suspect Lookman is much better served to be an impact sub, part of me wants to start him and Vlasic once just to see what happens with two proper wingers.

The thing V Burnley was, we are kinda solid, but we will concede goals, but we wont be scoring any playing the way we do, least with those 2 on, we may actually feed DCL.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: brap2 on October 10, 2017, 11:55:43 PM
I was told by somebody pretty well connected that Lookman was told by Koeman the end of the transfer window to pack his bags.

It sounded like Lookman and Mirallas both questioned Koeman's use of them and were told where to go.

Was told the exact same story about Dowell.

Which makes me doubt it.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 10, 2017, 11:59:23 PM
Was told the exact same story about Dowell.

Which makes me doubt it.

Maybe Koeman doesnt like under 21s. (that he hasnt persuaded the board to buy)
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: plumber on October 11, 2017, 12:09:31 AM
Oh, the good old "he hates youngsters" story from Moyes' times  :thumbsup:

Maybe Koeman doesnt like under 21s. (that he hasnt persuaded the board to buy)

Yes, I've heard he can't stand Davies and Holgate. He would also hate DCL and Vlasic if he didn't like them.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 11, 2017, 12:15:02 AM
Oh, the good old "he hates youngsters" story from Moyes' times  :thumbsup:

Yes, I've heard he can't stand Davies and Holgate. He would also hate DCL and Vlasic if he didn't like them.

sarcasm goes way above you doesnt it?

but anyway.. ill try and be more serious in regards to my sarcastic post.

Davies was one of our best players last season., but not got a run of games, the times he has played he';s been shoe horned into the right hand side of midfield.. or  even on the left.. or played as a right wing back. ( but not lets stick to the tried and failed Gueye and Schneiderlin)

Holgate cant get a look in at CB, even tho Williams has been diabolical, mistake after mistake, Williams is always there..

How long did it take for DCL to actually start games? instead of the no striker policy of Rooney and Sandro??

no mention of the players i stated, Lookman and Kenny..

have you actually watched us this season? or is your bitterness of me making you ignore whats happened?
good bottom of the barrel stuff there,  with the hate the youngsters line.. top stuff lid.

try harder.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: plumber on October 11, 2017, 12:22:16 AM
sarcasm goes way above you doesnt it?

but anyway.. ill try and be more serious in regards to my sarcastic post.

Davies was one of our best players last season., but not got a run of games, the times he has played he';s been shoe horned into the right hand side of midfield.. or  even on the left.. or played as a right wing back. ( but not lets stick to the tried and failed Gueye and Schneiderlin)

Holgate cant get a look in at CB, even tho Williams has been diabolical, mistake after mistake, Williams is always there..

How long did it take for DCL to actually start games? instead of the no striker policy of Rooney and Sandro??

no mention of the players i stated, Lookman and Kenny..

have you actually watched us this season? or is your bitterness of me making you ignore whats happened?
good bottom of the barrel stuff there,  with the hate the youngsters line.. top stuff lid.

try harder.

You can't be serious mate. Or can you?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 11, 2017, 12:34:42 AM
You can't be serious mate. Or can you?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: plumber on October 11, 2017, 01:24:34 AM


You've lost me here. Are you saying you are a troll?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Duncs_a_legend on October 11, 2017, 03:02:01 AM
Holgate has made as many mistakes as Williams. It's just you expect better from Williams.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: gizzblue on October 11, 2017, 03:04:29 AM
Holgate has made as many mistakes as Williams. It's just you expect better from Williams.
At least Holgate will learn Williams will just try and hide in his footy shirt.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 11, 2017, 05:49:49 AM
You've lost me here. Are you saying you are a troll?


On numerous posts i've detailed issues that are worth talking about or valid reasons or discrepancies, but each time you reply with a one line answer, not even addressing anything.

The meme means im not going to reply anymore. you didnt supply no bait.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hawkandro on October 11, 2017, 02:16:04 PM
At least Holgate will learn Williams will just try and hide in his footy shirt.

Which, having seen the size of the fucker now, is nigh on impossible.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: mikey_blue on October 11, 2017, 04:49:08 PM
Well worth bringing him back 15-20 minutes at the end of a game, the only issue is if he will get it.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: gizzblue on October 11, 2017, 04:53:32 PM
Well worth bringing him back 15-20 minutes at the end of a game, the only issue is if he will get it.
Probably not under Koeman he's not a number 10.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on October 11, 2017, 04:59:49 PM
A few iffy games on the wing and he'll probably go the way of Lookman and be banished and told he's not ready. Which of course he may not be but you don't get ready sat on your arse. He's better off staying this season at Anderlecht and playing every week. Same as Lookman is better off away from Everton at the minute and playing every week too.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Evertonian in NC on October 11, 2017, 09:08:33 PM
A few iffy games on the wing and he'll probably go the way of Lookman and be banished and told he's not ready. Which of course he may not be but you don't get ready sat on your arse. He's better off staying this season at Anderlecht and playing every week. Same as Lookman is better off away from Everton at the minute and playing every week too.

Becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, for sure.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: velimski on October 19, 2017, 03:48:34 AM
Played against PSG this evening if i'm not mistaken?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Heisenberg on October 19, 2017, 04:01:45 AM
Not worth it. He's not going to suddenly change our fortunes. But he may in the future if he develops properly. Leave him there
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: BlueBeagle on October 19, 2017, 11:42:21 AM
What ever happened to David Henan?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Polledreng on October 19, 2017, 12:27:48 PM
Played against PSG this evening if i'm not mistaken?
yeah according to bold.dk he should have scored twice. Positive he gets on the end of chances Sadly he didn't convert them
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: brap2 on October 19, 2017, 04:34:04 PM
What ever happened to David Henan?

Doing well at u23 this year.
Title: Re:
Post by: SANA_DR0 on October 19, 2017, 06:44:50 PM
Henry Onyekuru will not be back til next season, there is no recall option on his loan... so i dont even understand this work permit shit, it doesn't matter.. he wont be playing with us til next season.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Rodenplav64 on October 21, 2017, 09:06:26 PM
Had a good run under the new manager in the league so far 2 v Lokeren , 1 v Kortrijk , 2 v Beveren v , 1 v Liege and 2 v Mechelen . Obviously knows where the net is albeit at a lower level . Should have loaned Sandro to Anderlecht .
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Brownie20 on October 23, 2017, 05:40:09 AM
The rags are claiming we are going to sell him for double the money to Juventus or Athletico Madrid because he hasn't been given the opportunity to replace Lukaku. Fucking easy being a football journo
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: bogie on October 23, 2017, 11:39:25 AM
A few iffy games on the wing and he'll probably go the way of Lookman and be banished and told he's not ready. Which of course he may not be but you don't get ready sat on your arse. He's better off staying this season at Anderlecht and playing every week. Same as Lookman is better off away from Everton at the minute and playing every week too.

so what your really saying here is Lookman needs to go out on loan hmmm

I am sure I have heard that before cant think were right now but it will come to me
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hawkandro on October 23, 2017, 02:50:12 PM
The rags are claiming we are going to sell him for double the money to Juventus or Athletico Madrid because he hasn't been given the opportunity to replace Lukaku. Fucking easy being a football journo

It would be very Everton though, you have to admit.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Trowel on November 21, 2017, 02:37:05 AM
Linked with Barca today.

https://www.today.ng/sport/football/34542/barcelona-talks-everton-nigerias-henry-onyekuru
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on November 21, 2017, 02:43:08 AM
https://twitter.com/henryconyekuru/status/932002560629755910
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Cozzie on November 21, 2017, 02:54:18 AM
7 in 14 for Anderlecht now.

I know it's an inferior league but at least he is still getting them in.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Ridge on November 21, 2017, 03:09:12 AM
Linked with Barca today.

https://www.today.ng/sport/football/34542/barcelona-talks-everton-nigerias-henry-onyekuru

And half a dozen others, according to reports.

He's got a long term deal, so doubt we'd entertain any offers.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: sam of the south on November 21, 2017, 03:19:58 AM
Linked with Barca today.

https://www.today.ng/sport/football/34542/barcelona-talks-everton-nigerias-henry-onyekuru

So were Martinez and Koeman 🙂
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on November 21, 2017, 03:26:19 AM
Passing and moving. He'll have to cut that out if he wants to come here.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Goaljira on November 21, 2017, 03:29:24 AM
Linked with Barca today.

https://www.today.ng/sport/football/34542/barcelona-talks-everton-nigerias-henry-onyekuru

'A source close to the youngster' sets the Belgian Dad type alarms going. (I know he's not Belgian, but perhaps his dad is there with him and he's taking the 'when in rome...' viewpoint).
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hawkandro on November 21, 2017, 05:27:32 AM
Very annoying that the one signing we made who is actually doing well... is playing for another team.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: BlueBeagle on November 21, 2017, 05:29:34 AM
Very annoying that the one signing we made who is actually doing well... is playing for another team.

Better than him being here and having this shower drag him down.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Tony Clifton on November 21, 2017, 05:45:02 AM
Here's where we sign about seven strikers over the next couple transfer windows, and Henry doesn't get a look-in come 2018/19 season. 
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Evertonian in NC on November 21, 2017, 06:13:00 AM
That's our #HammerinHank!
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Gash on November 21, 2017, 02:18:07 PM
That's our #HammerinHank!

Our what??
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Hawkandro on November 21, 2017, 02:44:29 PM
Here's where we sign about seven strikers over the next couple transfer windows, and Henry doesn't get a look-in come 2018/19 season. 

Be lucky if we see him in an Everton shirt at this rate.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: sam of the south on November 21, 2017, 03:15:16 PM
Our what??

I think it's rhyming slang for violent masturbation or something
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Gary1878 on November 21, 2017, 03:40:21 PM
Passing and moving. He'll have to cut that out if he wants to come here.

No point in all that passing and moving lark. Just give it Pickford, boot it up top and hope for best lad!
Title: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: The Blue 3/4 of Liverpool on December 05, 2017, 10:35:45 PM
We should sign this speedy fella from Anderlecht!!

https://princerupertstower.com/2017/12/05/everton-who-is-henry-onyekuru/

nice vid compilation.

Title: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: AllyBlue14 on December 06, 2017, 01:11:09 AM
We should sign this speedy fella from Anderlecht!!

https://princerupertstower.com/2017/12/05/everton-who-is-henry-onyekuru/

nice vid compilation.


Could we have first dibs on Dendoncker, seeing as we've given them Henry for a season (or two)?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Danny on December 06, 2017, 01:34:20 AM
Is Tarashaj playing for the under 23’s this year?
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Danny on December 06, 2017, 01:52:34 AM
Started incredibly well vs Celtic here, should have an assist already and looks very dangerous.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: The Blue 3/4 of Liverpool on December 06, 2017, 01:56:21 AM
Henry has started well in the Celtic game, just started now, if blues want to see him in action. Fast, sharp, always a danger and can finish.

Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: mikey_blue on December 06, 2017, 05:50:56 AM
Played as a lone striker for the second half. Don’t think he touched the ball.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Macca77 on December 06, 2017, 02:23:56 PM
Played as a lone striker for the second half. Don’t think he touched the ball.

Lukaku liks this
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Lxxx on December 06, 2017, 05:26:25 PM
He looks a player but then again so did Sandro. It's a big step up from the lower levels of Europe to here.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: howard1334 on December 08, 2017, 08:43:58 AM
He looks a player but then again so did Sandro. It's a big step up from the lower levels of Europe to here.

I think he looks better than Sandro. Even watching the videos of Sandro, there were some worrying sings. Like how one-footed he clearly is.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: brap2 on December 08, 2017, 03:27:41 PM
The fact he’s doing it again for a different side is a really, really good sign.

Would be bang up for bringing him in in Jan (might help solve that wide goalscorer problem mentioned in the Jan thread).
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: GLewis on December 08, 2017, 03:48:42 PM
The fact he’s doing it again for a different side is a really, really good sign.

Would be bang up for bringing him in in Jan (might help solve that wide goalscorer problem mentioned in the Jan thread).

Read his coach criticising that it’s not all about goals; has to do more in general.

Rather he stayed there than not play all the time here if that’s the case.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: brap2 on December 08, 2017, 03:50:47 PM
Read his coach criticising that it’s not all about goals; has to do more in general.

Rather he stayed there than not play all the time here if that’s the case.

I reckon his heads gone a bit. Since all the Madrid / spurs links started coming out he’s started slacking off is the impression I get.

Wonder if they want Lookman for a bit an all..
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Waltzer on December 08, 2017, 03:51:45 PM
The fact he’s doing it again for a different side is a really, really good sign.

Would be bang up for bringing him in in Jan (might help solve that wide goalscorer problem mentioned in the Jan thread).

He does look decent but it is in a poor league. I havent seen a great deal of him tbh but doesnt he play a similar role to Lookman and is he really any better prospect than him? Also, he does get criticised a lot from the Anderlecht manager so id be surprised if he came in and hit the ground running.
Title: Re: Henry Onyekuru
Post by: Trowel on December 18, 2017, 03:08:18 PM
Anderlecht sporting director Herman Van Holsbeeck has revealed he considers Everton striker Henry Onyekuru his best signing of the summer.

Everton won the race to snap up the Nigerian from Belgian side Eupen, but then looked to send him out on a season-long loan deal.

Anderlecht agreed a deal and Onyekuru is currently in the middle of a loan campaign at the Belgian giants, which has already seen him impress.

He has netted nine times in 18 Belgian top flight league games for Anderlecht, despite being played on the left flank, and Van Holsbeeck is delighted with the bit of business he did to sign the Nigerian, who he says would now be at Antwerp if he had not acted.

"He is my best transfer of the summer", Van Holsbeeck told Belgian daily La Derniere Heure.

"If he had not come to us, he would now be playing for Antwerp, due to [sporting director] Luciano D'Onofrio and his contacts."

There has been speculation Everton could look to take Onyekuru to Goodison Park in the January transfer window, which opens in a matter of weeks, but there is nothing in the agreement with Anderlecht which would allow the Toffees to do so.

http://www.insidefutbol.com/2017/12/17/my-best-bit-of-business-anderlecht-sporting-director-thrilled-with-everton-loanee/360210/