Manchester United are allegedly holding negotiations at Old Trafford about signing Everton midfielder Amadou Onana.
What is the most recent Manchester United transfer rumor?
Despite the ongoing takeover saga, the Red Devils and Erik ten Hag have been active in the transfer market this summer, with three new faces arriving in Manchester ahead of the new Premier League season.
Mason Mount, Andre Onana, and Rasmus Hojlund have all completed their moves from Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Atalanta, respectively, with the club now looking for another midfielder.
Sofyan Amrabat of Fiorentina appears to be the top target, with reports last week claiming the player’s agents were in the UK to explore a trade. United aren’t the only club interested in signing the Moroccan international, and if they don’t get him, it appears that they have other options, one of which being another Onana.
The Daily Mail published a transfer round-up in the last 48 hours, as well as an update on Man United’s next likely move.
They claim that Amrabat Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo is being pursued, but the source also claims that negotiations have taken place about transfers for Onana and Leeds United’s Tyler Adams, though nothing has been finalized as of yet.
“United must sell before making their next transfer move, which includes Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat and Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo.”
“United have also held talks about the merits of Everton’s Amadou Onana and Leeds United’s Tyler Adams, but those discussions have not progressed.”
When it comes to potential departures, the source suggests that United are hoping to sell Donny van de Beek and Fred, while Harry Maguire is coveted by West Ham and Eric Bailly has propositions from Saudi Arabia.
Who exactly is Amadou Onana?
Onana, a holding midfielder, appears to be at the top of his game, with a career-high €45m Transfermarkt estimate. The 6ft 5 Belgian, who has been at Everton for a year, can also play as a center-back or central midfielder.
The 21-year-old was termed a “one-man army” by football talent scout Jacek Kulig before joining for Hamburger SV in 2020. After a year, Onana was on the move again, this time to Lille in France, where he stayed another year, making 42 appearances.
Everton then signed the midfielder in 2022 for €35 million, and he has since appeared on 35 occasions in England, helping the Toffees avoid relegation last season.
His market value has increased year on year, indicating that he is a midfielder who will only develop with time, and some at Old Trafford may regard him as a player with great potential. Ten Hag’s versatility would also provide backup at center-back and farther forward in midfield, but from the looks of things, he might be considered as a potential long-term successor to Casemiro, who will turn 32 next year, making this a transaction to keep an eye on.