Forget Amrabat, Manchester United eye Premier League midfielder

Amadou Onana, a midfielder for Everton, might be a target for Manchester United now that Juventus has entered the bidding for Sofyan Amrabat.

Amrabat, a star for both Fiorentina and Morocco, has been linked to a move to Manchester United, but competition for his signature was expected given the Serie A club’s relatively modest asking price.

They need another defensive midfielder, and it appears that Erik ten Hag and company are looking for a more accessible solution.

MailOnline reports that United are contemplating making an offer for Onana, who was one of Everton’s few bright sparks in a 2022/23 season that saw them narrowly avoid relegation from the Premier League on the last day.

Transfermarkt presently values the 21-year-old Belgian international at € 45m (£38.8m), up from the £33m he cost to join the Toffees from Lille a year ago.

After agreeing to a £13 million transfer fee on Saturday, Fred is set to join Fenerbahce, and Scott McTominay is likely to follow the Brazilian out of Old Trafford.

Ten Hag is looking to capitalize on a successful debut season as United manager by adding to his engine room, with Mason Mount being the club’s lone addition in that department so far after costing £55 million from Chelsea.

Onana played in 33 of the Toffees’ 38 league games last season, contributing to his team’s total of 35 appearances.

The teenager formerly played for Hamburg and Hoffenheim, and he currently has six caps for Belgium, two of which were at the 2022 World Cup.