Onyekuru hoping for Everton return in January

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The 20-year-old striker is currently on loan at the Belgian champions but he is hoping for an early return to Goodison Park during the winter window

Nigeria's Henry Onyekuru is hoping for a return to parent club Everton in January.

After a successful 2016-17 season, the Nigeria international joined the Toffees from Eupen for £7 million but was immediately loaned out to Anderlecht.

And after initially struggling to find his feet at the Purple and Whites, the youngster has settled in seamlessly in Hein Vanhaezebrouck's team. And he recently took his goal tally to six in nine Belgian First Division A encounters after registering a brace in Friday's thrilling 4-3 victory over Mechelen.

The one-time Super Eagles invitee is now seeing prospects of Ronald Koeman waving in his direction during the midseason.

“Everton are happy about my development,” Onyekuru told Het Laatste Nieuws.

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“I’m expecting something.

"I’m hoping to go to Everton in January,” he concluded.

Onyekuru's virtuoso showings might influence Koeman to bring him back early with Everton strikers struggling to replicate Romelu Lukaku's feat.

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