Everton midfielder Amadou Onana is attracting a lot of interest from top Premier League clubs this summer. The Belgian impressed in his first season in England, and was an integral part of Sean Dyche’s midfield as the Toffees managed to escape relegation by the skin of their teeth.
Despite Everton’s struggles all season, Onana’s performances were seen as a big positive. He’s a midfielder with high potential but needs some polishing. Onana took a huge leap when he left LOSC Lille at the age of 21, changing countries and joining Everton. His bold decision has finally paid off as he has had a fruitful season and there are other top clubs in England who have taken notice of his performance.
Chelsea enquired about Onana in the January transfer window and had him on their wish list alongside Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo. They managed to sign Fernandez on deadline day and are making moves to sign Caicedo this summer. Onana rejected a move midseason to Chelsea as he wanted to play an important role in Everton’s survival battle. CFC have reignited their interest in the Belgian this summer and could make a move soon.
Arsenal have Everton midfielder Amadou Onana on their list
Chelsea are not the only admirers in the chase of Onana as their London rivals Arsenal have also been tracking Onana. The Gunners were keen on him in January too. According to journalist Dean Jones via Give Me Sport, Arsenal are considering Onana as one of the options to bolster their midfield.
"Lavia is on the list. So, I think that they are looking at that as an option. I don’t think they are expecting that they’ll sign him, but they certainly are exploring it.I’ve heard they’re also considering Amadou Onana from Everton as well as a potential that they look into."
Arsenal’s primary midfield target is Declan Rice and negotiations are ongoing for the West Ham United captain. The Gunners are set to offload Granit Xhaka and are in talks to sell Thomas Partey, who is attracting interest from Middle East. Rice, Onana and Lavia would remodel the midfield as Mikel Arteta looks to pose another title challenge next season.
Onana’s future remains in doubt despite Everton keeping their Top Flight status intact. In the case of relegation, it was almost a given that the 21 year old would leave the club but surviving the relegation battle has given EFC a fair chance to keeping their ace at Goodison Park.
The other side of the plot is to sell the Belgian for a big sum and fund the squad overhaul that Sean Dyche wants. Everton will ask around £55 million for the Belgian midfielder and the money that comes through his sale would allow EFC to sign competent strikers, full backs and address the other deficient areas of the pitch.