Midfielder deal at a very advanced stage as Everton race to get the deal done by midday

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Amadou Onana has been a long term target for Everton this summer. Along with Everton, West Ham United were also in the chase. In fact, the Hammers were the first to launch an official bid for the LOSC Lille midfielder.

West Ham’s £33.5 million bid was accepted by the French side and the deal looked likely for the Hammers. That is when Everton swooped in to hijack the deal, matching West Ham’s offer of £33.5 million. The Toffees were offering a better package to the 20 year old and the player preferred to choose Everton over West Ham United.

The deal between Everton and Lille is almost completed and Journalist Sacha Tavolieri has provided more details on the deal. The Merseysiders will pay £30.3 million (€36 million) plus £3.36 million (€4 million) in bonuses. The French club will also receive 20% of any future sale value.

Furthermore, the Belgian will sign a five year deal at Goodison Park and is waiting for the final green light for deal completion. He can take the flight to Manchester today or tomorrow to come to Merseyside.

Amadou Onana deal to Everton at a very advanced stage

In England, Journalist Alan Myers has also provided the latest update on Onana’s situation. Everton face Chelsea on Saturday and in order to have Onana in the squad for the Chelsea game, Everton need to complete the signing before 5th August midday. If this deadline is missed, no new signings will be available for the Chelsea game as the Toffees also press to complete Idrissa Gueye’s transfer.

As per Myers, Onana’s deal is at a very advanced stage as the player is in Merseyside for the medical and the fee has agreed between the Blues and Lille. The race is to get the deal done by midday.

If Everton miss the deadline, Onana might still be there for the Chelsea game, but he’ll be in the stands, spectating the game rather than playing in the team. The arrival of Onana boosts the midfield that has been crying for upgrades. The Toffees struggled with the lack of reliable options in the engine room last season and the arrival of Onana and potentially Gueye will solve this problem.

Having squad depth in midfield is crucial as the Toffees have injury prone players like Andre Gomes in the team. While Gueye will be an experienced addition, Onana is raw but with tremendous potential.

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