Everton midfielder Amadou Onana is already on the short list of some of Premier League’s top clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea. The Belgian midfielder has quickly made a mark in England and his stupendous performances haven’t gone unnoticed.
Everton signed Onana from LOSC Lille for £33 million as the Toffees managed to beat the competition to get their hands on one of the top emerging young midfielders in Europe. Onana could be deployed in a number of positions and can carry out various roles in midfield, which was seen as a huge plus for Everton.
Onana has been an integral part of this Everton side, first under Frank Lampard and now under Sean Dyche. In Dyche’s system, Onana has formed a formidable midfield partnership with Idrissa Gueye and Abdoulaye Doucoure. Despite Everton’s struggles, Onana has continued to show his flair and impress on the field.
Everton hope to make huge profit through Amadou Onana sale
In the January transfer window, Chelsea enquired about Onana when they were looking for alternatives to Enzo Fernandez. The Belgian rejected the idea of jumping the ship midseason and instead wanted to focus on Everton’s survival battle. The Merseysiders are still not safe from relegation and the danger of a drop looms more than ever.
The Toffees are 17th in the table after 31 games and are tied on points with Nottingham Forest, only ahead on goal difference. Everton are also going through a difficult financial spell as the club has reported a loss for fifth consecutive year. With crippled finances and the risk of relegation, some of Everton’s best players may leave in the summer.
According to Give Me Sport, Everton could consider allowing the 21 year old midfielder to leave in the summer. Newcastle United are keeping an eye on the Belgian and their interest could solidify once the market opens in the summer. If Everton drop to the Championship, a fire sale is on the cards and players like Onana could leave.
According to another report from Football Insider, the Merseysiders are confident that they can sell Onana and make a huge profit, upwards of £30 million. If the Toffees can keep their Premier League status intact, they hope that Onana’s sale can bring a higher fee than that of Richarlison, when he was sold to Tottenham for £60 million.
Chelsea will look for a midfielder in the summer as the futures of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic and Conor Gallagher remain uncertain at Stamford Bridge. In any case, Everton will have to brace for bids in the summer transfer window for one of their most prized assets.
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