Galatasaray of Turkey striker, Henry Onyekuru has received additional assurance of a bright future at Everton of England, as the club that loaned him to his present team have placed a hefty 22.5m transfer clause on his head.
Everton announced the move in the wake of efforts by Galatasaray to launch a bid to buy Onyekuru outright from The Toffees at the end of his season-long loan deal in Istanbul.
In an apparent bid not to let Onyekuru slip through their grip, The Toffees, who earlier also loaned him to RSC Anderlecht of Belgium, have moved quickly to up their valuation of the winger-cum-attacker.
Galatasaray wanted to include a buy-out option for a permanent contract with Onyekuru, but The Toffees baulked on the offer and, instead, inserted a hefty price tag.
The Turkish Super Lig champions urged Everton to reconsider their stand, but the English Premier League outfit made it clear they have long-term plans for Onyekuru and are not prepared to let him leave for cheap.
Onyekuru has justified the tag by hitting the ground running at Galatasaray, as he started in their first two league games and scored the winner against Goztepe last weekend.
The 21-year-old former KAS Eupen of Belgium top scorer will now aim for an encore when The Lions take on Alanyaspor on Monday and equally aim for continental glory with Gala, who will compete in the UEFA Champions League this season.