Everton are set to sign Amadou Onana from Ligue 1 side Lille. The defensive midfielder will make the move to Merseyside for €40 million, with a 20% sell-on clause included in the deal. Which means that Lille will receive 20% of any future sale amount of the player.
The Toffees will complete their fourth signing of the summer with the arrival of Onana. James Tarkowski, Ruben Vinagre and Dwight McNeil have already been revealed as new players for Frank Lampard, and the 20-year-old will soon be a part of that list.
Amadou Onana to join Everton in the coming days
Several other Premier League clubs like West Ham United were also interested in signing the player, but Everton have won the race for his signature. Amadou Onana was present at Everton’s season-opener against Chelsea, where they lost 1-0. As a result, it seems only a matter of time before the official announcement is made.
The Senegal-born midfielder spent only one year with Lille, making 41 appearances across all competitions. He scored three goals and assisted one during his time with the French side. And he is now headed to the most difficult league in Europe.
Everton are also expected to complete the signing of Idrissa Gana-Gueye in the coming days. A loan move with PSG has been agreed, and only the formalities remain for the transfer to be made official.