Everton midfielder Amadou Onana has shed light on his future at the club, addressing transfer speculations and discussing the nuances of playing under managers Frank Lampard and Sean Dyche in a comprehensive interview with Transfermarket, writes the LiverpoolEcho.
The 22-year-old Belgium international, who joined Everton from LOSC Lille for £34 million last year, was a subject of transfer rumors during the summer window. Linked with clubs like Manchester United and recently with Newcastle United after Sandro Tonali’s ban, Onana expressed his commitment to further development and becoming a top player at Everton.
In the interview, Onana stated, “I am truly convinced that there are no upper limits for me…I believe in my abilities and that I can come to a top club and become a regular player there. Clubs came knocking, but I wanted to stay to develop further and become a top player at Everton, perhaps the best.”
Despite external speculations, Onana emphasized his focus on repaying Everton for the opportunity they provided. He said, “Everton gave me the chance to play my first games in the Premier League. I want to repay that. I can only do that if I do my best and show good performances.”
Reflecting on the managerial change from Lampard to Dyche in January, Onana highlighted the differences in their coaching styles. He acknowledged Dyche’s high expectations, rigorous training, and the demand for hard work, describing the experience under Dyche as “very educational.”
On the pitch, Onana formed a solid midfield partnership with Idrissa Gueye and Abdoulaye Doucoure during Everton’s battle to avoid relegation last season. Talking about his relationship with Doucoure, Onana mentioned, “He’s someone I get on very, very well with. We also often go out for dinner with a few colleagues…He’s someone who has helped me a lot, together with Idrissa. They are two players who have helped me the most. They make it easier for me. It’s a real pleasure to be able to play with them.”
Amadou Onana’s insights provide Everton fans with a glimpse into the player’s mindset, emphasizing his commitment to personal and club development amid the transfer speculations and changing managerial dynamics.