Fabrizio Romano: Everton Expected to Sign Belgian International Who Was West Ham Target

Amadou Onana

Everton are expected to sign Amadou Onana from Lille, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Toffees have reportedly reached a full agreement with Onana and his club.

Amadou Onana Expected to Join Everton

A Full Agreement is Said to Have Been Reached

Having played for a few clubs in his youth, Amadou Onana joined Hoffenheim in 2017. Two years later, Onana made his professional debut for their second team. However, that was the only senior cap the defensive midfielder earned all season.

The Belgian subsequently joined Hamburg, this time making 25 appearances and scoring his first senior goal in the 2020/21 campaign. Lille liked what they saw and signed Onana on a five-year deal, following his successful season.

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It now appears that Everton are liking what the Belgian has shown too, as they are expected to sign him soon, while also working to get the Idrissa Gueye deal done.

The Toffees have reportedly reached an agreement with both Onana and his club Lille. West Ham United were reportedly involved in the transfer battle as well, but Onana chose Everton.

The Start of a Long Successful International Career?

Parallel to Amadou Onana’s club career, the midfielder has plenty of experience for the national team, at least at youth level. The 20-year-old has earned an impressive 33 caps for the Belgian youth national teams, spanning from the U17s to the U21s.

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After being called up to Belgium’s squad for the four UEFA Nations League matches in June, Onana made his senior national team debut against the Netherlands the same month. Unfortunately, the Red Devils suffered a 4-1 demolition against Oranje, but a debut still merits celebration.

It will be exciting to see what the future has in store for Onana.