Ian Wright has suggested that someone might ‘perfectly pick’ Everton’s Amadou Onana given the club’s current situation, as he told the Kelly and Wrighty Show on Premier League Productions (16/01/23 2:55pm) .
The Arsenal legend added that Onana has proven to be a “very capable” player for Frank Lampard’s side this season, despite his big problems.
The Merseysiders, despite their financial problems, shelled out £33m for the midfielder in the summer (BBC Sport), but the 21-year-old would not have expected to find himself in such a deep mess in less than 12 months. the new club of him.
A highly-skilled talent from Europe, a product of the prosperous Anderlecht, Onana is one of several evolving midfielders Belgium is producing.
From one of the best in the Premier League, Kevin de Bruyne, to the coveted target, Youri Tielemans, passing through the future star of Arsenal, Albert Sambi Lokonga.
While Tielemans could be one of the high-profile names to leave in the summer with his contract at Leicester City set to expire, Wright also claimed that someone like Onana could already leave Goodison Park.
“Onana seems like a very good signing,” Wright said. “Someone will probably get him out of there with the way he’s going because he seems like a very capable player.
“But in general, with the way they are trained, at the moment. I don’t see the patterns of how they’re going to try, especially at Goodison, to put a team under enough pressure, which will cause them to break, get the ball into Calvert-Lewin, get the ball into Gray. , get the ball into the box where they can put teams under pressure. But I can’t see it.
Something has to give at Everton. They are sitting in the Premier League relegation zone after losing to Southampton on Saturday, with chants of ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’ at the final whistle.
Either this incompetent board resigns, Lampard is sacked, or he brings in some much-needed experience during the January transfer window.
If you asked supporters, they probably want the board to be fired or resign first, before any other major changes are made.
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