Breaking News!! West Ham has reportedly agreed on a fee of £33.5million with Lille for the midfielder, Amadou Onana.
The 20-year-old is said to have been a target for the Hammers for some time, and they finally got their man. Also, the fee is reported to be £33.5million with add-ons, and it’s due to West Ham’s fourth offer for the player. The transaction is still a long way from being completed, with private terms yet to be finalized. Lille is a reluctant seller, but they recognize that such a deal will not happen again.
Amadou Onana is a versatile player who can play in either midfield or defense and will add much-needed depth to the West Ham squad. He is also a Cameroon international and has featured prominently for his country at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The move is also a sign of the club’s ambition, as they look to challenge for a place in the top four of the Premier League next season. This is an excellent West Ham signing and will surely excite the fans. Amadou Onana is a very talented young player with a bright future ahead of him.
The Hammers remain in discussions with Cornet, according to reports. West Ham is reportedly in talks with Burnley over a deal for former Nice winger Maxwell Cornet.
The Hammers are proposing an initial loan deal with an option to make a move permanent next summer. Though the 20-year-old, who can also play as a forward, is said to be surplus to requirements at the Ligue 1 side following the arrival of Memphis Depay from Manchester United.
And according to France Football, the Hammers are keen on signing Cornet as they look to bolster their attacking options. It is believed that West Ham would have to pay £17.4 million to land the Ivory Coast international. Cornet joined Lyon from Nice in 2017 and has scored 15 goals in 73 appearances for the club. Amadou Onana has also represented Ivory Coast internationally, making four appearances for his country.
Although West Ham hasn’t given up on their pursuit of a new left-back; and is reportedly closing in on a deal for Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis.
The Hammers have been linked with a move for the Brazilian full-back, surplus to requirements at the Wanda Metropolitano, as they look to bolster their options at the back. According to Spanish outlet AS, the Premier League club is closing in on a deal to sign a two-year contract.
The report claims that with the bid of £12.6m (€15m) plus add-ons, West Ham was turned down by Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich, who sought a participant with one year left on his contract worth closer to £16.8m (€20m).
As well as Selling Issa Diop this summer season, West Ham has been linked with a move for another center-back as they look to shore up their defense. Therefore, the report claims that the Premier League club is willing to pay £10.6m (€12.5m) for the center-back, but Bayern is holding out for a higher fee.
Indeed, Liverpool has been linked with the recent move to sign the 20-year-old midfielder. The Athletic suggested that Red’s boss Jurgen Klopp was interested in bringing Onana to Anfield. However, what is in their favor is that the Belgian international is only 20 years old. He would be guaranteed much more regular football at West Ham than at Liverpool.
We think he will be a sensational addition to the Hammers if Moyes brings him to London Stadium. The 6-foot-5 Belgium international has all the qualities West Ham currently lacks. He is incredibly strong, has abundant energy and stamina, and is perfectly built for the intense nature of Premier League football.
Onana is a special talent; he has been described as a ‘sensational’ young player. Meanwhile, he has been rated an ‘incredible’ player by Total Football Analysis. We hope this article was helpful for you. If you have any queries or suggestions, leave a comment below.