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Report: Everton hijack Hammers bid

Everton have made a late attempt to hijack West Ham’s bid for Amadou Onana, according to The Guardian.

The report claims that the Merseyside club have matched the Irons’ bid, which is worth around £33.5m, and are making a real attempt to bring him to Goodison Park.


We have reported that the Hammers have had their bid for Onana accepted but there has yet to be an agreement over personal terms.

The Guardian claims the Belgium international would prefer a move to Everton, but it is unclear whether the Toffees will be able to reach an agreement over wages.

Boss Frank Lampard is said to want to sign two new midfielders and has targeted Onana as a priority addition.

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The Hammers have been chasing the player throughout the summer, with boss David Moyes keen to bolster his midfield further after securing the signing of Flynn Downes.

Everton are flush from the sale of Richarlison to Spurs for a fee of around £60m.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

6 comments on “Report: Everton hijack Hammers bid

  1. Everton were massively in debt so not sure they will be flush, it’s hard to believe that the player would want to move to a team likely to be stuck in the lower half of the table, it seems nearly all of the reports are that there is a massive discrepancy between what the player is requesting and what our club are willing to pay him in wages, another report I read suggested his sister is his agent and she is the one driving this after a third party agent had thought they had already brokered the deal, either way it seems to be following a trend that we aren’t getting close to player expectations of wages.

  2. I would be fuming if we miss out on Onana , sometimes a player is worth a bit extra in wages. This guy is one of them Let’s sign him and fast

  3. Can you believe we have allowed this to happen AGAIN. We chase Lingard for two years only to have Nottingham Forrest just newly promoted to come in from nowhere and tie a deal up in a couple of days. Now a target we have been working on all summer is being signed by a team that finished two places above relegation and have only just come in for him.
    We have known for a long time something is seriously wrong with who ever is carrying out our transfer dealings. This has got to be addressed. We cant just carry on ignoring this glaring incompetence. For God’s sake can you not try and find out who is overseeing this fiasco and hold them accountable? As supporters this is so demoralising and deflating.

  4. It would be nice wouldn’t it Eug, if on one or more occaisions we had a bid accepted, personal terms accepted (straight away), medical booked and player unveiled within a couple of days, every transfer we have seems to be a saga, this has been going on for years so there must be a common denominator somewhere as we hear and see far less frequently from other clubs the same problems. Forest can get deals done fast, Everton also, Chelsea, Tottenham this season, Arsenal, Liverpool, City etc so why can’t we ?

  5. In regards to Onana and Everton… which is more likely to be true:

    a) Onana is an Everton fan
    b) Onana idolized Frank Lampard
    c) Onana believes the football prospects to be better at Everton
    d) The agent is spreading porkies to drive the wages up.

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