Henry Onyekuru insists he has no regrets over his move to Everton.
Those issues continued after his temporary switch to the Belgian side ended, with a loan move to Galatasaray following for the 2018/19 term.
Onyekuru told BBC Africa Sport: "The first dream is to play in the Premier League, it may not have worked out at Everton but I have no regrets about it.
"When I received offers from top clubs in England I knew back then that I needed a work permit to play. That it didn't happen then has nothing to do with my talent but red tape that's beyond my control.
"I really wanted to go to Arsenal because I spoke to some people there as I was very young then.
"It was important for me to get more playing time and experience that I had hoped would help boost my chances of earning the permit.
"I can't say I regretted this because I got to play against Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich in the Uefa Champions League, this doesn't happen to everyone."