Onyekuru Targets Return Against Fenerbache


Galatasaray of Turkey striker, Henry Onyekuru is targeting a spirited return from injury and back to action against Fernebahce this weekend.


After failing to prove his fitness for this past weekend’s fixture in the Tuyrkish Super Lig, Onyekuru said he is staying positive about his chances of lining out in the to-notch Istanbul derby that is upcoming.

This comes at a point the former KAS Eupen and RSC Anderlecht of Belgium attacker has been linked with a summer move to either Paris-Saint Germaine or Olympique Marseille of France.

Onyekuru joined Everton two seasons ago from Eupen after a stunning debut season, but had to join Anderlecht on loan due to UK work permit issues, as he is yet to pool enough playing time percentage with Nigeria.

After falling out with Anderlecht on account of an injury he claimed they did not support him to recover from in time to make Nigeria’s World Cup squad, Onyekuru joined Galatasaray at the beginning of this season.

Despite playing in just his third season as a professional footballer, the 21-year-old has already netted 40 goals for club and country, but a fresh bout with inury is threatening to put a clog in his wheel of progress.

Onyekuru, who has scored twice in the league this season, missed the 1-1 draw against Bursaspor the previous weekend and Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at home to Schalke 04 of Germany in the UEFA Champions League.

He initially returned to light training on Thursday after suffering a hamstring injury but will return to full training this week and should be available for their crunch clash at home to Fenerbahce this Saturday.


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