Everton have announced that forward Henry Onyekuru has been sold to Monaco for an undisclosed fee and some Evertonians have been reacting to the news.
— Everton (@Everton) August 12, 2019
The Blues paid £7million to sign Onyekuru from Belgian side Eupen back in 2017 but he was unable to secure a work permit and as such, was sent on loan to Anderlecht. He then spent the following season on loan in Turkey with Galatasaray. He did relatively well during both loan spells but Everton fans will not get see the player playing for their team as he has now been sold.
These fans wished Onyekuru the best of luck and expressed their disappointment that he couldn’t get a work permit.
Best of luck, Shame we couldn’t sort out a work permit
— Simon Joseph Villiers (@simonjv91) August 12, 2019
Good luck, shame we didn't get to see him playing at Goodison.
— Sean Cartwright (@SeanCartwright6) August 12, 2019
Such a shame really. He has so much potential
— Adam 🇬🇧 (@adxmEFC) August 12, 2019
However, others decided to use the opportunity to lament the fact that Onyekuru was signed in the first place as he didn’t qualify for a work permit.
The most pointless signing, ever
— Joe Ainscough (@JAinscough7) August 12, 2019
Farce of a signing
— Paul Rimmer (@paulrim06) August 12, 2019
A few others were a bit cheeky and made light of the fact that he never kicked a ball for the Blues!
Everton legend. Never forget some of the classic matches he’s played in
— 🍁Owen (@efcdoyley) August 12, 2019
left us with some great moments, was an absolute beast, should be in all time everton greats
— Ross Nelly (@EFCNelly) August 12, 2019
Will miss the flair that he brought to goodison
— Kevin Chandler (@Kevin_1878) August 12, 2019