Amadou Onana could be prised away from Everton this summer.
According to TeamTalk, reporting the story on Twitter, Everton feel they would be forced to accept a fair bid for Amadou Onana this summer, as a means of boosting their own spending power in the transfer market.
Sean Dyche wouldn’t be pleased to see Onana leave. However, it may be a necessary sacrifice, if the Toffees are to have the financial resources they’ll need to strengthen in other areas of the pitch.
Onana was one of the few bright sparks of last season. It would be hard to take for the Goodison Park faithful if the Belgian midfielder were to depart. In the process of bringing the 21-year-old to England, then-manager Frank Lampard spoke highly of Onana, tipping him to “have a big impact on the club,” as quoted by the Evening Standard.
Amadou Onana departure a big risk for Everton
Everton now find themselves in a precarious situation. Major upgrades to the squad this summer are a must. Quality needs to be brought in, far beyond that offered by a veteran like Ashley Young. The Merseyside outfit require stronger goalscoring options, as well as greater depth at the back and in the middle of the park. It will take a big sale to bankroll the spending spree Everton need. However, whether it is worth the risk of selling Onana in order to try and use the funds to improve Dyche’s options elsewhere is open for debate.
One thing that is certain is that plenty of top clubs will be very tempted to make a move for the 6-cap Belgium international now that knowledge of his availability is widespread. Everton need to be prepared for a potential saga here.