Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru has revealed that Spanish La Liga side Valencia were interested in him but he is committed to his loan move to Turkish giants Galatasaray.
Reports in the past week have suggested Valencia are willing to pay Everton to terminate the temporary deal with Galatasaray and acquire Onyekuru’s services on a five-year deal.
The 21-year-old forward joined Everton last summer but joined Anderlecht on loan as he couldn’t get a work permit to play in the Premier League.
Earlier this month Everton confirmed that the forward would spend the season with Galatasaray in an attempt to eventually meet the requirements to be able to fully start his Blues career in the future.
That hasn’t stopped speculation linking him with another move despite joining Galatasaray.
However, in a chat with Turkish website, Fotomac, Onyekuru confirmed the interest from Valencia, but stated he is staying at Galatasaray.
“It is true that Valencia is interested in me,” Onyekuru told Fotomac .
“I liked this fact, but now I am a player of Galatasaray and I do not think this deal can take place.”
Onyekuru has already got off to the perfect start at Galatasaray, scoring two goals in three games in preparation for the 2018/19 campaign.