Fans told if £35 million powerhouse is now joining Arsenal this JANUARY
Noel Whelan has suggested Arsenal will fail in bid to sign Amadou Onana this month as Everton can’t afford to let him go.
The Gunners have been doing some very good business over the past few weeks as they continue to add to their squad and sign players that will help the club possibly win that Premier League title.
Now – it has been claimed that the Gunners are in talks with Everton over a possible deal for Onana – who could cost the Gunners a fee of £50 million this transfer window.
However – despite the reports that Arsenal are in talks over a deal for the player – Whelan has come out and claimed that the Gunners will fail in their attempts to sign the £35 million valued star – Whelan told Football Insider: “I don’t think Everton will let him go.
“They’re transitioning to a new manager, and Sean Dyche will need Onana if he is going to keep Everton in the Premier League.
“You can’t lose any player like him.
“He brings so much to the party. He’s a fighter, hard worker – and he seems like the sort of character they need in the team. It’s a move which I’d find very surprising in January.
“Maybe in the summer, when the dust is settled – I could see it. If Everton go down, there could be a cheap deal available. They’d be forced to let him go.
“But for now, they need him.”
There has been so much said about Onana and whether or not he will be a good signing for Arsenal – but the Gunners want him at the club for depth – cover and to protect that back-line when Thomas Partey cant.
For £35 million he would be a very good signing – we can see him joining Arsenal this month – but only if Everton feel like they can sign an adequate replacement in time