La Liga giants Barcelona have reportedly joined the race to sign highly-rated Everton midfielder Amadou Onana, but their strained finances could prove a major stumbling block.
Reports suggest Barcelona are only willing to enter negotiations if Everton significantly reduces their £51 million valuation of the Belgian international.
Barcelona’s well-documented financial restrictions mean they must be shrewd in the transfer market. An initial asking price of £51 million may deter them from pursuing Onana further, despite the 21-year-old’s immense potential.
Premier League Rivals Circle
Meanwhile, Premier League powerhouses Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea remain very much in the hunt. All three clubs boast greater financial flexibility and could be more willing to meet Everton’s demands.
Toffees Hold the Cards
Everton, under pressure after a disappointing season, are in a strong negotiating position. With multiple suitors circling their prized asset, they might look to drive up the price for Onana.
Transfer Market Chess Match
With Barcelona lurking and Premier League giants ready to pounce, a fascinating transfer battle for Amadou Onana could unfold. Whether Barcelona can overcome their financial limitations to steal a march on their rivals remains to be seen.