The lowdown: Hot property
Signed from Bundesliga outfit Hamburger SV in 2021, Onana enjoyed a superb first campaign in Ligue 1 and has attracted plenty of attention as a result.
The 20-year-old Belgium international is reportedly a major target for West Ham, with the London club believed to have agreed to a £33.5million fee to sign the defensive midfielder.
However, Everton could be set to swoop for Onana as the 6 foot 4 powerhouse makes a decision regarding his next landing spot…
The latest: ‘Wants to join’
He said: “Amadou Onana wants to join Everton over West Ham as proposal has been submitted to Lille.”
Meanwhile, a report from the Daily Mail has claimed that Everton are ‘offering better personal terms’ to the Belgian – who was described as possessing ‘natural skill’ by podcaster and football analyst Adam Rae Voge – having matched the bid.
The verdict: Here’s hoping
Signing Onana on a lucrative deal ahead of top-flight rivals such as West Ham and Newcastle would be a significant statement of intent from the Blues, illustrating the pulling power Goodison Park still holds despite a disappointing 2021/22 campaign.
Last season, the talented youngster scored three times and provided one assist in 41 appearances across all competitions, earning a 6.85 Sofascore rating whilst winning 3.4 duels and making 1.5 tackles on average per Ligue 1 outing – highlighting his impressive battling qualities.
Predominantly operating as a defensive-minded midfielder, he would likely arrive as competition for Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and potentially Idrissa Gueye in Frank Lampard’s ranks, acting as much-needed reinforcement in the midfield department as a result.
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