Everton confirm signing of Amadou Onana after hijacking West Ham move and release video playing Rhianna’s song

Everton have confirmed the signing of Amadou Onana from Lille, beating Premier League rivals West Ham to his signature.

It wasn’t football’s best kept secret as he was pictured in the stands at Goodison Park watching his new side lose 1-0 to Chelsea on the opening day of the season.

Onana joined Everton from Lille

Now the Toffees have announced the signing of the Belgium international.

And of course, they had to post the obligatory video which featured Rihanna’s song “What’s My Name?”

The 20-year-old midfielder has signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park and becomes the Toffees’ fifth summer signing after James Tarkowski, Ruben Vinagre, Conor Coady and Dwight McNeil.

Speaking to evertontv, Onana said: “It’s great to join Everton. I know they’re a big, big club, one of the biggest in England.

“It’s something I want to be a part of for many years to come.”

Onana pointed to manager Frank Lampard as one of the main reasons behind the move, saying: “He played at the highest level, won a lot and was also a midfielder.

Everton confirm signing of Amadou Onana after hijacking West Ham move and release video playing Rhianna's song
Onana was also wanted by West Ham, but chose Everton

“It means a lot to have interest from him and I think he can teach me a lot of things.”

The midfielder had plenty of options available to him this summer, with West Ham having a £35million bid accepted by Lille.

The Hammers thought they had won the race to sign him, before Everton came along and matched the offer.

Weekend Deals

Paddy Power: Bet £5 via the talkSPORT EDGE app with Paddy Power and get a £5 free bet – available to all customers* – CLAIM HERE

Bet365: Bet €10 Get €50 Free Bets* – CLAIM HERE

Paddy Power Terms and Conditions: Place a bet on £5 Sportsbook via the talkSPORT EDGE app between 1st and 31st August. Get a €5 free bet on the Monday following your qualifying bet. Terms and conditions apply. 18+ Begambleaware.org

Bet365 Terms and Conditions: Account Opening Offer. Bet €10 and get €50 free bets for new customers at bet365. Minimum deposit requirement. Free bets are paid out as bet credits and can be used when settling qualifying bets. Minimum odds, betting and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude wagering bet credits. Deadlines and terms and conditions apply 18+ Begambleaware.org



Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button