Some of the top Premier League clubs such as Arsenal and Chelsea have already included Everton midfielder Amadou Onana in their shortlist, reports the PRT.
The Belgian midfielder has made a swift impact in England, catching the attention of many with his outstanding performances. Everton outmatched competitors with a £33 million bid to secure the services of one of the top young midfielders in Europe. Onana’s versatility, which allows him to play in multiple positions and roles in midfield, was seen as a significant asset for the Toffees.
Onana has become a crucial player for Everton, initially under Frank Lampard and currently under Sean Dyche. In Dyche’s system, he has formed a formidable midfield partnership with Idrissa Gueye and Abdoulaye Doucoure, impressing with his flair on the pitch despite Everton’s struggles.
During the January transfer window, Chelsea inquired about Onana as they were searching for options beyond Enzo Fernandez. However, the Belgian declined the opportunity to move midseason and instead wanted to focus on helping Everton in their battle against relegation. With the Toffees still in danger of being relegated, sitting at 17th place in the table after 31 games and tied on points with Nottingham Forest, their financial troubles add to the uncertainty of the future of their best players, who may leave in the summer.
Give Me Sport reports that Everton may consider allowing Onana to leave in the summer, and Newcastle United are keeping a close eye on him. The club’s interest could strengthen once the summer transfer window opens. A potential fire sale of players, including Onana, could occur if Everton drops to the Championship.
On the other hand, Football Insider claims that Everton is confident of making a significant profit by selling Onana for over £30 million. If Everton manages to stay in the Premier League, they hope to receive a higher transfer fee for Onana than they did for Richarlison, who was sold to Tottenham for £60 million.