According to journalist Pete O’Rourke, Everton could face a significant challenge to retain the services of midfielder Amadou Onana during the upcoming summer transfer window.
O’Rourke notes that the 21-year-old has been one of the team’s standout performers this season, and if Everton suffer relegation, there will likely be no shortage of suitors for him.
Although Onana has not explicitly stated a desire to depart Everton, he has not ruled out a move to a bigger club in the future.
Chelsea reportedly expressed interest in the Belgian international during the January transfer window, as they sought to reinforce their midfield.
Onana himself has stated that he envisions playing for one of the world’s most prominent clubs. With Everton facing the prospect of demotion, O’Rourke believes that they may struggle to keep hold of Onana.
Pete O’Rourke spoke to GMS:
“Everton, I’m sure, will be aware that they will face a major fight to keep hold of him, especially if they do suffer relegation.
“Chelsea were interested in January; Arsenal are also rumoured to be interested in him as well. So if Onana does want to leave and if Everton suffer relegation, he’s going to have no shortage of takers.”