Trevor Sinclair has said that West Ham United ought to have exerted more pressure this summer to recruit Amadou Onana.
According to The Guardian, the Toffees acquired Onana, 21, for for €40 million (£34 million).
He is reportedly making about £100k per week at Everton, a wage West Ham refused to pay (The Standard). And one ex-Hammer said it could have been a mistake.
The ex-Hammers player fervently desired Onana’s transfer to the London Stadium.
In an interview with talkSPORT on August 30 at 10.50am, Sinclair expressed disappointment that Everton snatched up the Hammers’ attempt to buy the 21-year-old midfield powerhouse:
“Onana, I was upset that West Ham passed him over. 6 feet 4 inches tall, a substantial figure. He appears to be the real deal from what I’ve seen of him at Everton.”
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The 6’5″ international from Belgium offers all the qualities that West Ham presently lacks. He is very powerful, abundantly energetic, and physically built for the demanding demands of Premier League football.
Onana averaged 1.5 tackles and one interception in 32 Ligue 1 games last season for Lille. He averaged 20 passes per game and amassed a completion rate of 84% (Who Scored).
One of the most fascinating talents on the globe is the young Belgian.
Clearly, Trevor Sinclair agrees with us that West Ham ought to have signed him.
But we must admit that the board deserves all the credit for this transfer window. So it’s difficult to criticise them too harshly. And who knows, maybe David Moyes wouldn’t have been able to get Lucas Paqueta to the London Stadium if West Ham had bought Onana.