According to a report from Own Goal Nigeria, the lack of a signature from Henry Onyekuru’s current club Eupen is holding up confirmation of the deal.
Onyekuru, 20, took to social media earlier this week to suggest that a move to the Toffees had been agreed, but Everton fans were left confused when there was no official announcement from Goodison Park.
Now Own Goal Nigeria appears to have cleared up the confusion, claiming that while a deal has been agreed, including the fact that Onyekuru will spend the first year of his five-year contract on loan at Anderlecht, Eupen are yet to put their signature to the official documentation.
There is no concern that a deal could fall through at this late stage, with the report suggesting that it is a formality and could even be done in the next few hours.
Onyekuru was in superb form for the Belgian club last season, scoring 24 goals and providing nine assists in 41 appearances.
Although he played predominantly from the left wing last season, the young Nigerian is also comfortable up front and it is there where he is expected to shine further down the line.
Everton have already completed some superb transfer business this summer and Onyekuru joins an increasingly long list of savvy additions.
While Everton fans will not get to see him up close for the next 12 months, they will be keeping a close eye on Anderlecht before finally welcoming him into the first-team fold in 2018.
By: Vincent Ralph
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