Manchester United remain keen on striking a deal for Everton midfielder Amadou Onana this summer.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Manchester United are interested in Amadou Onana, but are waiting for Everton to put a price on the midfielder before making an official move.

With the ball now in Everton’s court, it is vital that the Toffees make the correct call. This could be a season-defining decision, as they weigh up the pros and cons of cashing in on Onana.

The Belgian midfielder was one of the Merseyside outfit’s few stand out performers last season, making 33 Premier League appearances for the Toffees. He enjoyed a fine first campaign at Goodison Park, having arrived in a deal worth £33 million last summer. What’s more, at just 21-years-old he will still be expected to improve significantly in future.

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Everton in strong position with Onana

Everton will definitely expect to make a significant profit on Onana if they do opt to sell, and a move to Old Trafford would also get the player’s £100,000-a-week wages off the books. Sean Dyche would be grateful to receive those funds to invest elsewhere in his squad in what remains of this transfer window.

However, Dyche will also recognise that losing Onana would weaken his midfield contingent significantly. Without a suitable replacement being sourced, Onana’s exit would heap the pressure on Abdoulaye Doucoure and 33-year-old Idrissa Gueye.

Onana himself may well play a huge role in determining how this saga unfolds. Player power is a major factor in the modern game, and if the 6-cap Belgian international has his heart set on joining the Red Devils then that could force Everton into a decision.

In any case, Everton have the opportunity to make this situation work for them. They will either keep the player, or Dyche will demand a huge price from Manchester United.

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