Football Insider are reporting that Newcastle want to sign Everton defensive midfielder Amadou Onana in the summer and that they are creating an extensive scouting report on the 9 times-capped Belgium International.
Onana signed on at Everton from Lille on a five-year contract in August 2022 for a reported £33M that includes add-ons.
We were interested in Onana last month in the January window, but FFP restrictions seem to have ruled out any big incoming players at that time.
Onana stands 6ft 4ins tall and has played 59 times for Everton with 3 goals and has a contract that lasts through the end of June 2027.
With their 10-point deduction earlier this season, the Toffeees currnetly sit 3rd bottom of the league and it’s possible they could be relegated – especially with Luton Town starting to pull away from the bottom 3.
However, Everton are only 3 points behind 15th placed Brentford so any 3 of maybe 8 clubs could be relegated in May.
If Newcastle can sign Onana and manage to agree a deal to keep Joelinton at the club, then maybe Newcastle could unload one of their other central midfielders.
We do think Newcastle will see this summer as an opportunity to improve the squad across all positions and maybe sell some players as we do this.
From what we can tell, Onana would be an excellent signing for us, although the transfer fee will need to be (fairly) reasonable.
What do you think – comments welcome.