West Ham see second Amadou Onana bid rejected

West Ham United have seen their second bid for Lille’s Belgian international midfielder Amadou Onana (20) rejected. Although the London club haven’t given up on the prospect of signing him, “they are looking at other options,” according to Sky Sports News. 

Ignazio Genuardi first reported that West Ham were planning to follow up on their interest in the Lille midfielder, who has only one year of experience in Ligue 1. Their opening offer of €23m was rejected by Les Dogues last week. There is also considerable competition for the player’s signature. In England, Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle United are all thought to be interested in signing the former Hamburg midfielder. 

In France, AS Monaco manager Philippe Clement is a known admirer of the player. The Belgian admitted to attempting to sign his compatriot last summer when he was manager of Club Brugge. Onana is being targeted as a permanent replacement for Aurélien Tchouaméni, although the club are also thought to have a strong interest in bringing in Leicester City’s Boubakary Soumaré (23) on loan. 

Having seen their latest advances for the coveted Belgian international rejected, West Ham will look at other targets, although they haven’t given up all together on signing a player who made 42 appearances in all competitions for Lille last season. 


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