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Man United target Move for £51m ‘outstanding Everton Midfielder’ who could be Kobbie Mainoo’s dream partner



Man United target Move for £51m ‘outstanding Everton Midfielder’ who could be Kobbie Mainoo’s dream partner

Erik ten Hag’s future as manager of Manchester United is finally secure.

After weeks of deliberation and an end-of-season assessment, INEOS and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have ultimately opted to retain the Dutchman in his position, as credible writer David Ornstein verified earlier this week.

Erik Ten Hag now has the opportunity to improve on his underwhelming second season in leadership.

Even though his team defeated Manchester City in the FA Cup final, the Dutchman led them to a terrible eighth-place result; they only made it through Europe because of their victory versus City at Wembley.

Without a doubt, in order to bolster their roster in preparation for the 2024–2025 season, his team will need to make additions during the summer transfer window.

Already, they have been linked with one man who could help bolster their ranks in the middle of the park.

It has been an impressive season for the the Belgium and Everton star Amadou Onana, which has led to him being linked with a whole host of clubs in the Premier League and abroad.

Indeed, one of those clubs is United, as reported by one Spanish news outlet, strengthening the Red Devils’ links to Onana this week.

They explain that the 22-year-old is a player who has “attracted interest” from the Old Trafford club, as they hope to strengthen their midfield options. Sofyan Amrabat is likely to leave given his loan is expiring, although in theory, the club could activate the buy option in his contract

However, United will not be the only side who are in contention to sign Onana this summer. Premier League runners-up for the second consecutive season, Arsenal, are also hopeful of adding the midfielder to their squad, with Newcastle United and Spanish giants Barcelona interested.

Although a price for Onana is not mentioned, the Liverpool Echo explains that the Toffees would “be seeking at least £50m” to sign the Belgian this summer.

How Onana fits in at Man Utd
The 22-year-old Belgium international was a key player for Sean Dyche’s Everton last season.

He featured in 30 of the 38 Premier League games, and missed games only due to injury, notably a calf problem.

He managed to get himself on the scoresheet twice in the top flight last season.

Football scout Antonio Mango explained in a post on X that Onana is a “dream to watch” thanks to his “size and physique”, and this is certainly something that stands out in his game. Standing at roughly 6 foot 3, the Belgian is a true powerhouse in the middle of the park and a key part of the physicality of the Everton side.