Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Premier League

Arsenal in transfer talks with Amadou Onana but face fight for Lille’s highly-rated 6ft 5in midfield star

ARSENAL have opened talks with the representatives of the young Lille midfielder Amadou Onana over a possible transfer this summer.

The 20-year-old has caught the attention of the Gunners but Mikel Arteta‘s side face competition from rival London clubs, according to RMC Sport.

Arsenal target Amadou Onana against Chelsea in last season’s Champions League.

The Belgium international joined Lille from Hamburg a year ago for £6m.

And he has already been linked with a Premier League move after impressing in his first season in France.

The defensive midfielder stands at 6ft5in tall, and it’s believed that Arteta is keen on signing the youngster.

Onana’s good club form led to his call up to the senior Belgium squad for the first time last month, gaining his first cap as a substitute in the defeat against the Netherlands.

Read more sport stories

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

GET YOUR GOSS

Neymar new £600k-a-week PSG deal, Tottenham AGREE Clement Lenglet transfer

FREE BONUS

Sign up to Sun Vegas now for a £10 bonus – with NO deposit required!

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

RMC Sport’s Sacha Tavolieri reports that other unnamed London clubs are also tracking the midfielder, so the Gunners may want to act fast if they want to seal the deal.

Onana made 42 appearances for Lille last season, starting 17 games as he helped the French side to progress through to the knockout rounds of the Champions League for the first time since 2007.

It’s thought that Arteta is interested in shoring up his defensive midfield options and providing some cover for Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka.

Mohamed Elneny and Lucas Torreira, who has returned from his loan spell with Fiorentina, both have contracts expiring next season so could be shipped out for a fee this summer.

Albert Sambi Lokonga is the other central midfielder on the books at Arsenal.

However the Belgian failed to take hold of the sporting spot, having started only three league games since November.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Boxing

KSI is due to make his huge return to the boxing ring to face rival Swarmz in London. The YouTuber’s original opponent Alex Wassabi...

Horse Racing

HIGHFIELD PRINCESS got her hands on the French sprinting crown at Deauville. She bagged the Prix Maurice de Gheest under a power-packed Jason Hart...

Premier League

MANCHESTER UNITED fans have used their opening game of the season to protest against the ownership of the club. A hoard of supporters took...

Premier League

ERIK TEN HAG’S era at Manchester United could not have gotten off to a worst start, and the fans have made their thoughts clear....

Premier League

SEVILLA have confirmed they have reached an agreement to sign Isco on a free transfer. The Spanish playmaker had been linked with a number...

Boxing

EDDIE HEARN has revealed it “pains” him to say it – but Tyson Fury is the best heavyweight on the planet. The Matchroom chief...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook