Everton are closing in on the signing of Amadou Onana whose deal will contain a chastening clause, while PSG have dropped a major hint on whether Idrissa Gueye will quickly follow.
The Toffees and West Ham had emerged as the two likeliest landing spots for Lille midfielder, Amadou Onana. The 20-year-old Belgium international was a bona fide rock in Lille’s midfield last term and his six-foot-five frame is an imposing presence for all.
West Ham and Everton both lodged £33.5m bids, though the player reportedly was higher on the idea of joining Everton.
A more lucrative set of personal terms also aided Frank Lampard’s cause, and per Fabrizio Romano, the deal is now 100 percent agreed.
The transfer guru tweeted Onana will undergo his medical tomorrow ahead of signing a five-year deal running to 2027.
Onana will become Everton’s most expensive signing of the summer thus far, though there is one slight drawback in the deal.
Romano added Lille have inserted a 20 percent sell-on clause into the framework. As such, one fifth of the money Everton receive in any future sale will make its way to France.
Regardless, that is a small price to pay for a player Everton clearly rate highly.
Once Onana joins, he could quickly be followed through the front doors at Goodison by Idrissa Gueye.
PSG telegraph Gueye future
The veteran Senegalese midfielder, 32, requires no introduction after three stellar years on Merseyside between 2016-19.
Gueye was then snapped up by PSG for around £30m, though after three years in Paris, is now set to return to the Goodison.
Romano reported earlier on Friday that only the final details were left to iron out. Gueye will join on a permanent deal and the transfer fee – though not stated – won’t be high given the player’s age and contract status. His current deal in Paris only has 12 months to run.
In a fresh update, the trusted source confirmed Gueye hasn’t been included in PSG’s first matchday squad of the season to face Clermont Foot on Saturday.
That is to ensure his move to Everton isn’t scuppered by an unfortunate late injury. Romano concluded the deal is ‘one step away’ from completion.