West Ham await response from Lille after making £32.5m offer for star midfielder Amadou Onana… while the Hammers also still have bids on the table for strikers Armando Broja and Gianluca Scamacca
- David Moyes had thought Amadou Onana would be beyond West Ham’s reach
- But Lille are mulling over the Hammers’ bid for the 6ft 5in Belgian enforcer
- Onana only joined the French club from Hamburg 12 months ago for £6million
- The 20-year-old made his senior international debut against Holland last month
West Ham are awaiting a response from Lille after offering £32.5million for midfielder Amadou Onana.
Manager David Moyes initially thought the 6ft 5in Belgian enforcer would prove beyond their reach but Lille are mulling over the bid.
Onana only joined the French club from Hamburg 12 months ago, but they stand to make a considerable profit on the £6m they paid for him.
West Ham are awaiting a response from Lille after offering £32.5million for Amadou Onana
The 20-year-old’s stock is rapidly rising and he made his senior international debut for Belgium against Holland in the Nations League last month.
It came after he made 32 appearances in Ligue 1 last season and also featured eight times in the Champions League.
West Ham have already bolstered their midfield ranks this summer with the signing of Flynn Downes from Swansea, while defender Nayef Aguerd has joined from Rennes and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola made his switch from Paris Saint-Germain permanent.
David Moyes initially thought the 6ft 5in Belgian would prove beyond the Hammers’ reach
West Ham have already bolstered their midfield this summer with the signing of Flynn Downes
The Hammers have also made a £30m offer for Chelsea striker Armando Broja and have a £33m bid on the table for Sassuolo frontman Gianluca Scamacca.
They remain in the mix for free agent Jesse Lingard too, with the 29-year-old expected to decide on his next club by the end of this week.
Everton and Saudi club Al-Shabab, who have former PSG midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak on their books, have made approaches for Lingard also.