European football correspondent Kristof Terreur has claimed that Everton’s new signing Amadou Onana ‘ticks all the boxes’ for someone who could become a ‘great Premier League player’.
Onana became one of the most sought-after young talents in Europe after impressing in Ligue 1 last season, featuring 32 times in the league, and earning himself a call-up to the Belgian national team at just 20 years of age.
With Everton signing Onana this summer, Terreur spoke on The All Together Now Everton podcast and claimed that there are signs he could be a success in English football.
Terreur said: “He ticks all the boxes to become a good, maybe even a great Premier League player. He is tall, he has good feet. He will take a lot of yellow cards, I think.
“He is like a versatile midfielder that Premier League [sides] will spend money on, and as you Evertonians will all know, David Moyes always had an eye for central midfielders for the Premier League. West Ham were chasing him too and wanted to go far for him.”
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TIF Thoughts on Terreur’s comments…
It was looking worrying for Everton, as there was a stage in the transfer window when they had only signed James Tarkowski, but they have recently added four more signings, with Onana being the most recent.
He could be a part of the long-term future at the club given his age, so the Toffees will certainly be hoping this will be considered money well spent in the years to come.
With Terreur claiming that Onana has the potential to become a Premier League great, the Everton faithful will certainly be hoping that this is the case after narrowly avoiding relegation last term, so they might be backing the 20-year-old to help them have a much more successful campaign this season.