RSC Anderlecht of Belgium are set to welcome back want-away attacker, Henry Onyekuru next week, as the lad on loan from Everton of England is compelled to rejoin the club for the start of pre-season training.
Though Onyekuru had expressed a strong desire to call it quit with Anderlecht, which he accused of deliberately refusing to play him in order to stop him from going to the World Cup, he must return to the Brussels-based side because he still has a contract with them.
Onyekuru has a two-season loan deal at Anderlecht and, though he had some issues with the deposed Belgian champions, he is obliged to return to the club.
Consequently, Onyekuru is set to return to Anderlecht on another loan from Everton, even after he initially declared that he will certainly not return to the team that has a long Nigerian tradition – dating back to Stephen Keshi, Philip Osondu, Celestine Babayaro and James Obiorah.
Onyekuru will now continue that tradition for another season, though he rowed with the club’s coach and staff after he injured his knee against his former club, KAS Eupen toward the end of 2017.
At that point, Onyekuru disagreed with the officials on the need for surgery for the injury and later blamed the club for not helping him make Nigeria’s World Cup squad, as he did not get playing time on his return from the knock.