West Ham United make new bid for Amadou Onana, personal terms a problem
West Ham have made a new £33.5m bid for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana, but face a problem to agree personal terms with the player.
That’s according to journalist Sacha Tavolieri, who says the bid was submitted at some point last week and that the Hammers are pushing hard for a deal.
However he also says that West Ham and the player’s representatives are “absolutely not on the same wavelength” when it comes to personal terms and it could take time to come to an agreement.
It’s quite clear now that Moyes has made the Belgian his priority midfield target for the summer window and they are now pushing very hard to get a deal done.
Onana has been at Lille for just one season after joining last summer for £5m, but he was impressive in Ligue 1 and clearly stood out enough for Moyes to be a big fan.
His dribbling is among his best attributes, but he’s also a very good passer of the ball while positionally excellent in the holding role.
He would free up Declan Rice to move to a more box-to-box role permanently and offer the defensive solidity that Tomas Soucek struggled to replicate last season.
At just 20-years-old too there is plenty of room for him to develop and grow and become an even better player, meaning there is re-sale value on the deal. It seems like a no brainer from here.