Sources: Everton accept Amadou Onana will quit on one condition
Everton are set to lose Amadou Onana if they are relegated this season, sources have told Football Insider.
The 21-year-old midfielder has quickly become a key player at Goodison Park following his £34million move from Lille last summer.
However, the Toffees are aware that they will need to clear their wage bill and raise funds if they are demoted, and Onana is considered one of their more valuable assets.
Football Insider sources revealed on Friday (31 March) that relegation could trigger a ‘fire sale’ at Everton this summer.
The Belgium international has already started to draw attention from Premier League clubs, and it is understood that he does not currently have a relegation clause attached to his contract.
Onana is keen to stay put in the Premier League after settling in well at Everton, and it is seen as the best option for both parties if he is sold for a large fee this summer in the event of relegation.
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Onana has only missed one league game all season for Everton, making 28 appearances across all competitions and scoring once.
He has been one of the first names on the teamsheet under both Frank Lampard and Sean Dyche this season.
Dyche praised Onana and challenged him to become more well-rounded at Everton.
“I think with his physicality, driving into the box is a real good weapon. He’s a powerful boy,” the Toffees boss said.
Everton are currently safe from relegation up in 15th place, but they remain just two points off the drop zone with 10 league games remaining.
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