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Huge blow for West Ham as Arsenal zero in on stunning Amadou Onana signing

Arsenal could cause West Ham a big problem in the race to sign Amadou Onana from Lille in the summer transfer window.

Foot Mercato claim that Arsenal are battling the Hammers for the giant 20-year-old’s signature this summer.

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Central midfield is clearly an area at the London Stadium where West Ham boss David Moyes needs to strengthen before the start of next season with Mark Noble having retired and Alex Kral due to be moved on.

The same can be said for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta at the Emirates with Thomas Partey proving to be nowhere near physically robust enough for Premier League football.

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And it seems as though both clubs have their eyes on the same midfield powerhouse this summer…

Arsenal to challenge West Ham for Amadou Onana

Foot Mercato reckon that the Gunners and the Hammers are keen to bring the brilliant young Belgian to the Premier League before the start of next season.

He would be a truly brilliant signing for either West Ham or Arsenal and seems to have absolutely everything needed to succeed in the English game what with its intense nature and ferocious speed and tempo.

The 6ft 6in central midfielder is an absolute giant.

He’s powerful, energetic and has everything that Moyes will be looking for in the middle of the park.

The Belgium under-21 international is equally as strong with both feet, and that’s somewhat of a rarity in the modern game.

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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 20-year-old is an absolute powerhouse of a player and would be an unreal addition to Moyes’s ranks at the London Stadium this summer. He has been described as an ‘incredible’ player by Total Football Analysis.

It’s believed that Onana could be available for just £20 million this summer (The Daily Mail).

One thing’s for sure, if the Hammers sign the midfielder in the summer transfer window, we will be a much stronger team next season than we were this term.

Arsenal will undoubtedly be a huge problem for West Ham in the race to sign Amadou Onana though, especially given their financial firepower and the fact that Europa League football is on offer at at the Emirates.

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