• As Bursaspor confirms talks on Ahmed Musa
Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru has returned to Everton after suffering a serious knee injury while on loan at Anderlecht, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Onyekuru was to undergo surgery on his knee after being strecthered off in a Belgian league match two weeks ago.
He got injured late into Anderlecht’s 1-0 win over his former club Eupen in a Belgian First Division A fixture and Anderlecht confirmed he would undergo surgery and be out for several months.
“Back at @Everton a little earlier than expected, I am so grateful for the facilities and the medical team working hard to get me back playing ASAP!” Onyekuru tweeted on Saturday with a picture of him in Everton kit at the club’s grounds.
“The Lord is my strength .”
Onyekuru joined Everton from Eupen at the beginning of the season but was immediately loaned out to Anderlecht where he overcame a slow start to hit good form.
The youngster scored nine goals in 19 league appearances for Anderlecht and 10 goals in 28 games in all competitions despite playing mostly as a wide forward.
In a related development, Turkish Super Lig outfit Bursaspor have confirmed they are working on a deal to sign Nigeria international striker Ahmed Musa in the January transfer window.
Bursaspor representative Hasan Parlakay told reporters that he is hopeful of an understanding in the coming days.
‘’Ahmed Musa is a very influential player who will be able to add value and class to us,’’ Parlakay told reporters.
‘’If we are realistic, we cannot buy him.
‘’But he wants to play with Nigeria in the World Cup. For this you have to keep playing and keep form in the league. We have players in our team from the same national team, Agu and Ekong.
‘’Wearing the Bursaspor shirt on loan until the end of the year is an attractive offer. We hope to give good news in the coming days.’’
Ahmed Musa, who is valued in the region of fifteen million euros, shares the same agent as Bursaspor central defender William Trost-Ekong.