Belgian Footballer Skips Training Session Amid Reports of Imminent Transfer to Arsenal

Israel Oluwaseg Lawal
Arsenal are said to be interested in Everton midfielder Amadou Onana as the midfielder reportedly skipped training few days after Frank Lampard’s sack.

According to sources, Arsenal are reportedly showing strong interest in Everton’s talented midfielder, Amadou Onana. The 21-year-old Belgian international, who joined the Toffees last summer in a £33 million transfer from Lille, has been in impressive form on Merseyside, attracting the attention of several top clubs.

It is believed that Chelsea, who have been known to heavily invest in youth, are also keen on Onana’s signature. However, sources close to the situation have revealed that Arsenal have entered the race to secure the player’s services.

Journalist Graeme Bailey, speaking on the Talking Transfer Podcast , stated that the Gunners have “been in touch” with Onana and that the midfielder would command a transfer fee of £50 million. Bailey also mentioned that Newcastle United have also expressed interest in the 21-year-old.

This news comes after Everton’s training session on Tuesday, where Onana was reported to be absent.

Arsenal’s interest in Onana is in line with manager Mikel Arteta’s recent transfer strategy, as the Gunners have already acquired Brighton winger Leandro Trossard and Polish defender Jakub Kiwior this January transfer window. With the need for more midfield options, Onana’s potential arrival at the Emirates Stadium would undoubtedly bolster the team’s midfield department.

This story is still developing and it remains to be seen whether Everton will be willing to let go of one of their key players. However, with the January transfer window closing in just a few days, it is expected that more information on Onana’s future will surface in the coming days.

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