West Ham United table third bid for Amadou Onana worth £32.2m - Dharmesh Sheth
West Ham have made a third bid for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana worth £32.2m plus add-ons, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
The Hammers have previously seen a £20m [Sky Sports, July 3] and £25m [Sky Sports, July 11] bid rejected for the Belgian international, with David Moyes keen to bolster his midfield area after the retirement of Mark Noble.
Now the club have returned to the Ligue 1 club with an improved bid and according to Sheth Lille are “seriously considering” his sale.
“West Ham United have made an improved offer for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account. “The third bid is thought to be €38m plus add-ons. Lille are seriously considering the offer. They bought him for €7m from Hamburg last summer.”
West Ham are awake. Hallelujah, they’re awake and business is booming. Suddenly, the window looks incredibly promising.
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We all know the nickname “dithering Dave” stems from the manager’s preference to sit and wait for the perfect signing to become available rather than pursue several targets that would improve the team.
But that seems to have gone out of the window this summer, with several strikers and midfielders approached and bids going in concurrently too.
Onana looks like the real deal with a phenomenal physical presence, great dribbling and solid defensive attributes to go alongside Declan Rice in the heart of the team.
It could mean the end of Tomas Soucek’s Hammers career, but if the club are serious about pushing forward they will look to keep him too and have much better depth and quality across the pitch for the new season as they gear up for another big push at the top end of the table.