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Manchester United in talks with forgotten £33m star, but there are two concerns



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Manchester United are in talks with one forgotten target but there seem to be concerns over a potential deal.

Amadou Onana has been heavily linked to United previously but his name has seldom come up in talks for a new midfielder at Old Trafford this summer.

This might be due to reports that Erik ten Hag was against the potential signing of the Everton player, although the Dutchman’s future at the club is not secure now either.

Now, according to GiveMeSport, there is a growing feeling that Onana could be signed on a ‘good value’ deal in the summer transfer window.

It was claimed that while the Toffees would not see the departure of the £33 million from Lille as ideal, he is not as important to Sean Dyche as the likes of Jordan Pickford and Jarrad Branthwaite, who is also a United target.

The report concluded that Onana’s representatives have already reached out to Manchester United, as well as Arsenal, to learn about their transfer plans in the coming months.

The immediate concerns

However, there are two concerns that surround any potential deal for the 22-year-old and might be reasons why a deal won’t materialise.

Firstly, Onana will be competing in Euro 2024 with Belgium, and it’s unlikely that any serious negotiations can begin until after the tournament, which ends in mid-July.

Also, if the Belgium international impresses while in Germany, you can bet that Everton will raise his price tag, as so many clubs do for players who perform on the international stage.

Secondly, the approach from Everton will be another difficulty in any potential deal. United are already finding this out with their pursuit of Branthwaite, and that’s a player that they seem open to eventually selling.

And while the report states that the midfielder is not as important to Dyche as Branthwaite, the idea of United taking two players from the Toffees is difficult to imagine and it seems like their priority lies with the English defender.