Fabrizio Romano: Everton Close to Completing Fourth Summer Signing as 20-Year-Old Compared to Paul Pogba Arrives at Finch Farm

Amadou Onana

Everton target Amadou Onana is undergoing his medical tests with the club and looks set to become their fourth summer signing, confirms Fabrizio Romano.

Frank Lampard is still trying to strengthen his squad before they begin their Premier League season against Chelsea on Saturday.

Everton Close in on Amadou Onana Signing

Onana Working On Completing Final Details Before Finalizing Transfer

The 20-year-old midfielder is already at Finch Farm undergoing his medical tests before he is able to complete a move to the Merseyside club.

Romano also adds that Everton have already secured an agreement with Lille for the transfer, as they’ll pay around £33 million (including add-ons) for the promising midfielder. The deal also has a 20% sell-on clause added, meaning if the Toffees sell the Belgian youngster in the future – they’ll have to pay the French club a portion of the acquired fee.

Onana has received a lot of praise for his recent performances with the French club. Journalist Julien Laurens has rung praises for him, calling him a similar player to Paul Pogba and Aurelian Tchouameni. The young defensive midfielder made 40 appearances for Lille, scoring three goals and providing an assist.

Everton Also Close in on Idrissa Gueye Return

Romano has also added that the Toffees are also close to signing another midfielder in the form of Idrissa Gana Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain. The Senegalese midfielder had left the Merseyside club to join the French giants back in 2019 but has since lost his place with them.

It’s only a matter of time before Everton are able to complete the signing of Gueye as well, Romano adds. It looks like Lampard is intent on restructuring his midfield line for this season after seeing them get repeatedly dominated by Premier League opposition in the 2021/22 campaign.

Everton have had a decent transfer window so far, with Dwight McNeil being the only one they paid a transfer fee for. They paid Burnley around £20 million for the winger, while they’ve also signed James Tarkowski and Ruben Vinagre.

The Toffees lost a key player in Richarlison in the summer, with Tottenham Hotspur paying around £52 million for him – a fee which is seemingly being used to finance the Toffees’ own signings.