Arsenal ‘favourite’ to sign Amadou Onana this summer

By on June 18, 2024

Amadou Onana Everton

Arsenal are reportedly leading the race to sign Everton star Amadou Onana this summer, as per the Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.

It is an open secret that the Gunners are planning to sign a new midfielder to reinforce their engine room ahead of next season. A few reports have also suggested that they want a new option in the midfield department as a potential replacement for Thomas Partey – who has been finding it difficult to remain fit in recent years.

A host of names have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium over the last few weeks with Martin Zubimendi, Bruno Guimaraes and Joao Neves being among them, but Onana is reportedly on their radar as well.

According to the report by Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal watched the Belgian closely last season and having been impressed by his displays, they have registered their interest in signing him.

The report further claims that Everton are currently at risk of breaching the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules so they need to raise funds by selling players before the end of this month and are open to cashing-in on Onana.

Onana to Arsenal

The Spanish outlet also states that the Toffees want a fee of around £50m for the 22-year-old so the North London club will have to spend a big fee to lure him to the Emirates Stadium.

Mundo Deportivo says that Manchester United and Barcelona are also keen on signing Onana but Arsenal are the ‘favourite’ to get this deal done.

After showcasing his qualities in the Premier League in recent times, the 22-year-old has established himself as a key player in the Belgian national team.

He displayed an excellent performance for his country against Slovakia in the European Championship yesterday, however, unfortunately, he ended up on the losing side.

Onana is an athletic and dynamic midfielder, he is strong, quick, good in the air, excellent in defensive contributions and additionally, has an eye for long-range passing.

However, there are concerns about his ability to be patient with possession and play out against high-pressing teams. So, he might not be the best all-round option for Arsenal to reinforce their engine room.

However, it is going to be interesting to see whether the North London club eventually opt to make a concrete approach to secure his signature in this transfer window.