“I will rather join Arsenal” – Outstanding £52m midfielder decides he’d rather join Arsenal than Chelsea
Chelsea may encounter stiff competition from rivals Arsenal in the race to secure the services of Everton’s talented midfielder, Amadou Onana.
Amadou Onana, a 22-year-old Belgian international, has garnered attention for his impressive performances in the Premier League while representing Everton. Recent transfer speculation has linked Onana with a potential move to Stamford Bridge, with reports suggesting Chelsea’s interest in the £52 million-rated midfielder.
However, Arsenal has reportedly taken the initiative by making the first move for Onana’s signature. The defensive midfielder, highly coveted not only by Chelsea but also by European giants Manchester United and Barcelona, appears to favor a move to Arsenal over Chelsea, according to TEAMtalk.
Onana, since his arrival at Goodison Park in 2022, has showcased qualities that make him well-suited for the demands of the Premier League, particularly with his physicality. Despite Chelsea’s reported interest, Onana’s preference for Arsenal could influence the outcome of the transfer saga.
The Blues, already possessing a stacked central midfield, may not be significantly impacted if Onana opts for Arsenal. Chelsea invested substantially in midfield reinforcements with the acquisitions of Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo in 2023. Although both midfielders have faced challenges in hitting top form this season, patience is warranted given the substantial investment in building an elite midfield under Mauricio Pochettino’s management.
While Chelsea remains hopeful that their current midfield assets can form a formidable unit over time, the pursuit of Onana by Arsenal adds an intriguing dimension to the competition for the Belgian midfielder’s signature.