Everton New Man Touches Down in England to Complete Transfer

Everton are on the verge of completing the next summer signing in the shape of Amadou Onana; the player has arrived in England to finalise his deal to Goodison Park.

Amadou Onana, subject to a medical and the signing of his contract, will join Everton from Lille for a reported fee of €36m plus €4m in add-ons, which also includes a 20% sell-on clause for the French side.

Amadou Onana is in England to undergo medical tests in the morning as new Everton player. Full agreement reached with Lille for €36m fee plus €4m add-ons and 20% sell-on clause.

Everton Working Harder and Smarter in the Transfer Market

Once the deal goes through between the Premier League side and Ligue 1 outfit, Onana will become the Toffees’ fourth summer arrival, following the inclusion of James Tarkowski and Dwight McNeil from the relegated Burnley and Ruben Vinagre from Sporting CP.

The business for all four players, once Amadou Onana’s deal gets pushed over the line, will amount to about €60m in transfer fees. Transfer windows before this, one would have witnessed the Goodison side spend that on one unproven prospect.

The business has been conducted far better this summer, as they also acquired the services of players Premier League-ready and in areas that were crying out for reinforcements. Word going around is that Everton are not yet done with their summer business and will imminently work on bringing back their old boy, Idrissa Gueye, to Merseyside.

Everton Beat Others to Amadou Onana Signing

The Merseyside club must be counting their blessings as they have now beaten several other Premier League clubs to the signing of the promising midfielder, who is only 20 years old. It was a battle between them and West Ham United, who let’s face it, offers more to a player like Amadou Onana, with European football on the table for them.

Onana enjoyed his first taste of top-flight football last season in Ligue 1, making 42 appearances for them, scoring three times, and collecting one assist in the process. He featured eight times in the Champions League for them, but only two of them were starts.

The midfield depth and quality appear to be looking better for them as they embark on a tough journey for 2022/23 in the English Premier League. A department that must not be ignored before the summer window closes is the striker position.

Salomón Rondon is 32 and Dominic Calvert-Lewin is looking injury-prone as they have now lost him for six weeks ahead of the new campaign, and need a first-team striker; a striker to either fight them for a position or play as backup to DCL.