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Amadou Onana’s entourage has admitted to Het Nieuwsblad that West Ham United’s £35m target is waiting to move to Premier League rival Everton instead.

To outside observers, it may seem a bit, well, individual That the 20-year-old Belgium U21 international is hoping to join the Toffees instead of the Hammers.

After all, West Ham have spent the past two seasons beating well above their weight. They reached the semi-finals of the European League while they decided the continental ball again for 2022/23.

As for Everton, their first division status was only secured on May 19thThe tenth Thanks to the more dramatic victories over Crystal Palace, it should tell you a lot about how it went last season.

Amadou Onana wants Everton at West Ham

Wednesday night accepted a £35m bid from West Ham for Onana, according to The Sun. But, after Everton matched their offer, the 6-foot-5-inch port was tilted heavily in favor of Goodison Park.

“Amadou wants to go to Everton himself,” Onana’s representatives explain.

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Dive in a bit and it looks like there’s some way to Unana’s perceived madness. After all, Everton can offer him something West Ham cannot do; It is the regular football for the first team.

If Liverpool’s one-off goal is to put pen to paper with the Hammers, they will have to send off Declan Rice and Thomas Susik before he establishes himself as a fixture in Moyes’ starting line-up. Easier said than done for sure.

In contrast, Everton is likely to throw Onana straight into the deep end. According to The Athletic, Merseyside’s men are prioritizing a strong midfielder. The Senegalese-born giant fits the bill for a club that prioritizes youngsters with high resale value this summer.

Although Onana is far from the definitive article, it should prove an immediate upgrade to Everton’s existing options. The incongruous Andre Gomez and the disappointing Tom Davis, for example. Fabian Delph, the perfect Everton midfielder in the final few months of last season, was released in July.

And in Frank Lampard, Onana could soon be working with one of the best midfielders of the 21st century. The Red Devils The star will likely enter alongside Gueye and Abdoulaye Dokor in a new-look engine room.

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In other news, Simon Jordan describes 29-year-old Aston Villa as a ‘flat path bully’ after Steven Gerrard call

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