Aurelien Tchouameni, a French midfielder for Les Bleus, was a former target for Liverpool but ultimately decided to join European Giants Real Madrid.
Another Ligue 1 midfielder is now on the radar at Anfield. The Athletic reports that the Reds are interested in signing Lille sensation Amadou Onana, who is a sought-after player in the market.
Merseysiders are said to admire the 20-year-old playmaker, who has been linked to teams like West Ham, Nottingham Forest, and Arsenal, according to the renowned news source.
Onana’s current contract expires in 2026, and according to 90min, the French club has placed a whopping £50 million price tag on the young player.
Lille is requesting a hefty fee because there is fierce competition for the Belgian’s services, but I do not believe it is appropriate given that the holding midfielder only served as a bench warmer the previous season.
The player, who was born in Senegal, only made 11 league starts last season but contributed to the team’s three clean sheets.
He earned his senior national team debut for Belgium last month in their UEFA Nations League defeat to the Netherlands. But he did not play for the team in the next three games.
Situation at Anfield:
With Fabinho, Liverpool already has a top-tier playbreaker. The Brazilian is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.
On the other side, captain Henderson has consistently performed effectively in holding the midfield position when called upon, and Thiago Alcantara has also impressed in the No. 6 position throughout his career.
For the time being, we have enough talent and depth for the DM position. Hendo and Thiago, though, are experienced players, while Fabinho will turn 30 next year. So, it is not shocking that a young playbreaker is being targeted.
Should Liverpool spend £50 million to sign Amadou Onana, in your opinion?