Journalist David Ornstein has now said that Everton midfielder Amadou Onana could end up a Manchester United player this summer.

Indeed, the Belgian international is ‘one of many options’ that Erik ten Hag’s side are looking at as they look to rebuild their midfield.

Onana joined the Blues in a £33m deal from French side Lille last August but has been heavily linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer.

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Manchester United could well be a destination for Onana as Ornstein states Mancheter United are prioritizing their midfield, with Chelsea’s Mason Mount heavily linked, though other players, including Onana are ‘on the list’.

Speaking on the Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE YouTube channel, Ornstein said: “You’ll have seen reports about (Amadou) Onana at Everton. I’m led to believe he’s on the list and like many he’s one of many options they’re (Manchester United) considering.”

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Everton’s financial situation may mean that the club need to sell to buy this summer and with few assets to speak of, Amadou Onana could provide the Blues with a substantial transfer kitty.

The Blues desperately need to strengthen in both defence and attack, with midfield arguably the area in which the Toffees have the strongest options.

Indeed, James Garner began to flourish towards the end of last season, Abdoulaye Doucoure committed himself to the club for another year and the reliable Idrissa Gana Gueye had a brilliant campaign last year.

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With this in mind, Onana could be considered a player that the club could replace, with Manchester United man Scott McTominay recently linked with a move to Goodison Park.

Onana is clearly a player with a lot of potential, but Everton have just two players who they could likely demand a high fee for, with Jordan Pickford being the other.

Everton may need to cash in on one of them to fund their transfer business this summer, and Onana could be a player more easily replaced than the club’s goalkeeper.

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