It is pretty evident that Arsenal is set to strengthen the midfield in the winter transfer window. Reports in the British media claim that Arsenal are preparing mega offer for Amadou Onana. The 21-year-old has been subject to interest from various Premier League clubs.
The Belgium international only joined Everton from Lille in 2022 for 35 million euros and his contract runs to June 2027.
He has featured in 20 matches for Everton this term, netting one goal and providing one assist in all competitions.
The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Belgium.
Amadou Onana has represented Belgium at Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 32 caps and scoring one goal, before making his senior international debut in June 2022. As a member of Belgium national football team, Amadou Onana won four caps.
His performances have seen him become the target of many Premier League clubs including Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is a firm fan of Everton midfielder and Arsenal could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Arsenal are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former Lille man will add a new dimension to Arsenal’s midfield.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Arsenal are set to take revenge on Chelsea for signing Mykhaylo Mudryk this winter. The Gunners are in the race to sign Everton midfielder Amadou Onana along with the Blues. According to reporter Sacha Tavolieri, Arsenal are keen to secure Onana this month given the problems at Everton at present. They believe the club needs cash urgently and will be willing to sell Onana for a modest fee. Chelsea also want to sign Onana, but Arsenal are ready to steal a march on the Blues and secure his signature. Onana is also interesting Newcastle United, where he may be likely to play more often.”
The Gunners are showing interest in signing midfielder, but will have to dig deep to land him.
Everton would be wise to keep the Belgium international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Amadou Onana ideal fit for Arsenal?
If Arsenal and Arteta are seriously considering a midfielder, Onana could also prove to be a smart option.
A midfielder of Amadou Onana’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Arsenal squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Arteta’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
If Mikel Arteta sees him as the right man for his side, Arsenal should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.