By Sam Stone

4th Aug, 2022 | 8:30am

Everton offer Amadou Onana a more lucrative deal than West Ham United

Everton have reportedly offered West Ham United target Amadou Onana a more lucrative wage package according to The Daily Mail.

The Mail has revealed on Thursday 4 August that the Toffees are looking to hijack West Ham’s move for Onana and have matched their £33.5million bid.

It’s understood that the Lille midfielder is edging towards a move to Goodison Park, with the prospect of working with Frank Lampard and better wages a big draw for the 20-year-old.

Move on

This is a transfer saga that the Hammers now need to move on from, with the financial demands of the Belgium international clearly his main motivation when considering his next move.

If Onana is more inclined to feature for a team that was fighting relegation last season compared to a West Ham side that should be competing for the top-six, then so be it.

Another defensive-minded midfield option was always going to be a luxury signing for David Moyes and would’ve seen the Hammers boast an extremely strong midfield contingent.

However, it’s good that the club won’t pay over the odds for players this summer.

Onana would’ve been a good long-term asset for the club, but ultimately there are more pressing concerns for Moyes to contend with at the moment.

The Guardian reported (2 August) that West Ham are closing in on the signing of Maxwel Cornet and that could well be a more important move for Moyes to make, considering the Burnley man’s versatility.

A left-back and potentially another central defender now has to be a priority for the Hammers.