The sports report Liverpool are the latest club to show interest in Lille midfielder Amadou Onana – along with West Ham, Newcastle, Nottingham Forest and Arsenal this summer. An offer from West Ham was rejected.
Onana, 20, joined Lille last summer and immediately became an important part of their Ligue 1 side. In his first season, he made 41 appearances for the French side and made his way into Roberto Martinez’s Belgium squad ahead of the World Cup.
Lille are reportedly demanding a whopping £50m sum for Onana. It comes after David Moyes saw a £25m bid for Onana rejected this summer. However, London remains his most likely destination.
So says The Athletic, who also notes Liverpool are now in the running – alongside Newcastle, Forest and Arsenal. The Reds could use another midfielder in the middle of the park ahead of the 22-23 season.
Liverpool show interest in Onana: West Ham offer rejected
Jurgen Klopp may have decided a midfielder was necessary for a number of reasons. Naby Keita has not reached the heights expected of him and is in the final year of his contract. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the same.
Curtis Jones endured a difficult season plagued by injuries. As a rotation option last season, his form has been up and down. James Milner has signed a new contract, but he’s 37 years old. Thiago and Jordan Henderson are both in their 30s.
The Reds have already signed young talents in Calvin Ramsay, Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho. Onana fits the bill in terms of the ages of the players who sign them. But could he prove too expensive at £50m?
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