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West Ham: Hammers interested in Amadou Onana

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According to a report from German news outlet MOPO (via Sport Witness), West Ham are interested in signing LOSC Lille midfielder Amadou Onana. 

The lowdown: On the move

Signed from German Bundesliga side HSV Hamburg as a big prospect last year, Onana has continued to develop at a rapid rate since arriving in France.

Following a stellar display against Nantes this past Saturday, the 20-year-old is drawing admiring glances ahead of the summer transfer window, with the Belgian Under 21 starlet attracting major interest from the Premier League.

Indeed, the up and coming star produced a midfield masterclass in his side’s 1-0 win against Nantes on the weekend, scoring the only goal, creating one chance, winning all six of his tackles and recovering the ball for his side a whopping 11 times.

The latest: English eyes watching

As per the report from MOPO, as translated by SW, the Hammers are said to be ‘courting’ the youngster.

Furthermore, it’s claimed that Liverpool are keeping their eye on Onana but West Ham have ‘been keen for weeks’ as David Moyes looks to bolster the squad.

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The German outlet are reporting the news from a Hamburg perspective, as his former club are entitled to a sell-on fee if Lille cash in this summer.

The verdict: A worthy successor?

With current Irons star Declan Rice perennially linked with a move away from the London Stadium, West Ham may well need a new defensive midfielder in the near future.

Described as ‘one of the most sought-after talents in Europe’ in the report, Onana would appear to be coming of age at the perfect time to potentially succeed the England star – he has been hailed as a ‘huge talent‘ by Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig following his most recent outstanding Ligue 1 performance.

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Under contract until 2026 (Transfermarkt), signing the young midfield colossus would cost €20-25million (£16.6-£20.7million) according to the report, with Kulig claiming Lille will soon sell up for a ‘small fortune‘.

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