Everton ready to consider big bids for Onana before end of June

As the Toffees struggle to balance the books and avoid another PSR breach, the club are prepared to accept bids around £50 million for Amadou Onana.
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Everton have to sell this summer as they face a chronic financial crisis and the ownership saga haveing still not been settled.

According to Football Insider the Blues are ready to listen to offers for Onana and looking to complete a deal before the 30th June and the end of the financial year.

By doing this they hope to ensure that the club will not fall foul of those peskly PSR issues which cost Everton so much last season.

Onana has been a player who has frustrated and enthralled at times in equal measure ever since he first started playing for the Toffees after joining in summer 2022.

His physical gifts and ability to influence a game were there for all to see but so are his capacity to produce almost inextricable inconsistency.

As I have argued before part of the reason for this might be that the Belgian international has not played in a regular position to allow him to develop his true potential.

Whatever the reason exactly, he has not quite been the dominant midfield general that Blues supporters might have expected.

Since he arrived on Merseyside Onana has been linked with moves to other Premier League clubs such as Arsenal and Manchester United.

Recently though the rumours have died down a bit and the Belgian is not being strongly linked with a specific club at the moment.

However, it seems very likely that if Everton are prepared to sell quickly and for around £50 million, which is not that much more than the Toffees originally paid for him, then other clubs would be interested.

Sean Dyche has said he will be consulted before any players are sold, but as Onana hasn't started for him regularly, he presumably could be open to a sale.

Getting about £50 million is not perhaps ideal - if circumstances were different hopefully the Blues would be able to get a bit more - but it would perhaps help to avoid having to sell other players who are valuable.

So, Everton could therefore ensure they didn't have to let others like Jarrad Branthwaite, for example, leave this summer, or at least for anything less than the very highest fee possible.