West Ham will really help out German club Hamburg by signing Amadou Onana from Lille in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from Bild who claim that the German side are in dire need of the Hammers signing the 20-year-old Lille star this summer.

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That’s because they are in dire straits financially and inserted a 20% sell-on clause into the deal when they sold Onana to Lille back in the summer of 2021.

West Ham boss David Moyes has been heavily linked with a move to sign Onana over the past month or so.

In fact, it has been claimed that the Hammers have submitted a formal £33 million bid for the Belgium international – one that Lille have neither accepted or rejected as yet.

Belgium v Netherlands UEFA Nations League 3/06/2022
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If the East London club do end up signing Onana, one club in the Bundesliga will be very happy indeed…

West Ham signing Amadou Onana would be a huge boost for Hamburg

The German side inserted a 20% sell-on clause when they sold the 20-year-old to Lille according to a report from Bild.

So if West Ham sign Onana for, let’s say £35 million, Hamburg would receive around £7 million.

And they need it desperately. Hamburg are in a real pickle financially and Die Rothosen manager Tim Walter needs to sell before he is allowed to bring any players in.

The problem for Hamburg is that they hardly have a bloated squad, so selling anyone would immediately weaken them.

West Ham would be doing Hamburg a huge favour by signing Amadou Onana
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Bearing that in mind, a £7 million windfall from Lille, should West Ham sign Onana, would be very much needed at the Volksparkstadion.

Obviously, David Moyes signing Amadou Onana would be a hugely exciting transfer for the West Ham fans.

Onana is a really special talent. He has been described by Sport Magazine as a ‘sensational’ young player. Meanwhile, he’s been labelled as an ‘incredible’ player by Total Football Analysis.

The Belgium international would be a truly unbelievable addition for the Hammers.

It seems as though Hamburg are just as desperate as the West Ham fans for Onana to head to East London this summer though.

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