An important offer. By plunking down €35m + €5m in bonuses, West Ham made the necessary financial effort to convince LOSC to let midfielder Amadou Onana go. Obviously, the Lille management had no plans to lose their 20-year-old Belgian player this summer. On the contrary, he wanted to trust him to take over from Renato Sanches, who had one year left on his contract and will be joining Paris Saint-Germain.
From then on, when West Ham approached, the Mastiffs initially rejected the offers. But the determination of the London club turned out to be great, with this total of 40 M€. For a player bought for €7 million from Hamburg just a year ago, the swing is impressive. But nothing is at stake here. Because if West Ham has reached an agreement with the LOSC, it is not yet the case of the Belgian international (1 selection). Everton’s fault that was inserted into the file.
Onana prefers Everton
Last night, the first rumors evoked a preference of Onana for Everton. According to our information, Toffees manager Frank Lampard called the midfielder to convince him and it worked. He now prioritizes the Mersey club, despite the latter coming close to relegation last season while West Ham finished seventh in the Premier League.
However, Everton are yet to reach an agreement with LOSC over the transfer fee. And it will probably cost the same amount as West Ham’s proposed to complete this file. In any case, this is the desire of the management of Lille, which is facing a significant rotation of the staff and which, for its part, has been behind in arrivals.