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West Ham deep in negotiations with Lille for Amadou Onana, fee and payment structure being discussed


West Ham deep in negotiations with Lille for Amadou Onana, fee and payment structure being discussed

West Ham United are allegedly continuing transfer negotiations with Lille about signing Amadou Onana this summer.

That’s according to a report from Sky Sports who claim that after the Hammers had a £32 million bid for the 20-year-old rejected by Lille, talks are ongoing regarding the fee needed to sign him and the structure of payments.

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Club insiders Claret and Hugh have suggested that West Ham are prepared to pay around £34 million for Onana this summer.

David Moyes has already brought Flynn Downes to the London Stadium this summer. It seems as though the Scot is far from finished with his player recruitment this summer though…

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Onana would be a fabulous addition for West Ham, what with his pace, energy and power.

And it seems as though the club are trying really hard to get this one over the line…

West Ham deep in talks to sign Onana

Sky Sports reckon that the Hammers are in discussions with Lille about bringing the lanky midfielder to the London Stadium this summer.

It appears as though the crux of the talks are revolving around the fee and the payment structure at the moment.

Hopefully things will take a positive turn soon with just six days remaining before we kick off our Premier League campaign.

The 6ft 5 in Belgium international possesses all of the attributes that West Ham currently lack. He is incredibly strong, has energy and stamina in abundance and is perfectly built for the intense nature of Premier League football.

Onana would certainly provide strong competition and cover for Tomas Soucek and at just 20, he has an incredibly high ceiling.

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In 32 Ligue 1 outings for Lille last season, Onana averaged 1.5 tackles and one interception per game. He made 20 passes on average per match and recorded a completion rate of 84% (Who Scored).

The young Belgian is one of the most exciting talents on the planet.

Considering his quality and potential, anything around £35-40 million would represent a good deal for the Hammers.

And if West Ham sign Amadou Onana this summer, Moyes will have a seriously strong central midfield department at his disposal next season.

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