Outstanding’ £52m midfielder decides he’d rather join Arsenal than Chelsea

Chelsea could face a real challenge from rivals Arsenal to sign Everton’s Amadou Onana.

Everton star Amadou Onana, 22, is one of the most talented young midfielders playing in the Premier League division right now.
There’s been recent transfer speculation that suggests Mauricio Pochettino’s side may be interested in bringing the Belgium international to Stamford Bridge this year.

Nieuwsblad Sport reported earlier this week that Chelsea are among the group of clubs interested in signing £52m-rated Onana from Everton. Apparently, Arsenal have made the first move for the defensive midfielder, who’s also liked by European giants Manchester United and Barcelona.
Amadou Onana would prefer Arsenal over Chelsea

TEAMtalk reports today that Onana would prefer to join Arsenal rather than Chelsea.

Blues fans were fortunate enough to watch one of Belgium’s greatest ever players in Eden Hazard for several years, but it sounds like they may miss out on signing his compatriot.

Onana’s looked tailor-made for the Premier League with his physicality since arriving at Goodison Park in 2022.
We’re convinced that the 22-year-old’s got the quality and potential to join pretty much any side in the top division. However, it may not be the worst thing that he doesn’t want to join Chelsea as the Blues are stacked in the central midfield position right now.

Described as “outstanding” by Darren Bent on X, Onana’s an all-action midfielder that could be serious value for money.

But for Chelsea, they went down route of splashing the cash for Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo in 2023. The Blues midfielders are both struggling to hit top form during this season, but the club have got to stay patient with them after such a huge investment.

We’re hopeful that Chelsea do already own all pieces of the jigsaw for an elite midfield, but it may take a little time to build under Pochettino.

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