He only stayed one year in Ligue 1. Arrived last summer at LOSC from Hamburg, Amadou Onana showed great things with the Mastiffs. The young 20-year-old Belgian midfielder even experienced the joys of the Belgian selection after remarkable performances in the Champions League among others. What also attract the eye of the Premier League teams. And in particular from Everton which has therefore just spent no less than 36 million (excluding bonuses) to secure the services of the environment for the next 5 seasons.
“LOSC today confirms the transfer of Amadou Onana to Everton Football Club. The Belgian international midfielder (20) has signed up with the Premier League club. »can we read in the press release of the club.
🤝 LOSC confirms the transfer of Amadou Onana to @Everton and wishes him continued success in his career across the Channel.
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— LOSC (@losclive) August 9, 2022
Everton overtook West Ham in the dying moments
However, for several days, it was West Ham who was in the lead in this case. The Hammers had drawn an offer of 35 million (+ 5 million bonus) which strongly appealed to LOSC. But for his part, as we revealed to you, the player preferred to join Everton who had shown a simple interest at the base. And given the player’s desire to join the formation of Frank Lampard, the management finally seized the opportunity to secure the services of the young Belgian hope.
LOSC therefore receives a very nice check for its midfielder (even if Hamburg has 15 to 20% on the capital gain). But the formation of Paulo Fonseca will have to recompose its entire midfield with the departure also of Renato Sanches (15 million euros at PSG) and that of Xeka at the end of the contract. The departure of Amadou Onana was also not scheduled at the start. The player and the club wanted to continue the adventure but offers from Everton and West Ham were hard to refuse.