Newcastle tipped to make January move for £70m Everton star as Howe prepares for Tonali suspension

Amid the potential suspension of Sandro Tonali, Newcastle is reportedly contemplating a move for Everton’s midfielder, Amadou Onana, in the upcoming January transfer window. Tonali is currently facing an investigation regarding alleged betting violations, prompting Eddie Howe to seek a new central midfielder during the winter transfer window.

Newcastle has been linked with various players recently, including Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City, a player who has been on Howe’s radar. Phillips, an English international, has faced challenges in securing playing time since leaving Leeds United for Manchester City and is eager to find more minutes ahead of the 2024 Euros.

Another option that has emerged for Newcastle is Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid. It is evident that Newcastle is actively exploring multiple midfield options at this time.

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However, the latest development suggests that Newcastle may pursue Amadou Onana. The Belgian international is considered one of Everton’s brightest young talents, and the club is likely to make significant efforts to retain him.

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According to iNews, Newcastle’s first choice would be to secure Kalvin Phillips on loan. But if they are unable to secure the Manchester City player, they could consider making a move for Onana, whom they admire. Everton signed the 22-year-old midfielder for £33.5 million in the summer of 2022, and he has rapidly become a key player for the Merseyside club.

Amadou Onana has already made 46 appearances for Everton, contributing with one goal and three assists. Standing at 6ft4, he is a commanding presence on the field and excels in a defensive midfield role. Given these attributes, he could serve as an ideal replacement for Tonali, making it intriguing to see if Newcastle will pursue him in January.

Previous reports indicate that Everton values Onana at around £70 million. Considering that Sean Dyche has consistently started the young Belgian in every Premier League match this season, it is clear that Everton won’t part with him easily. Therefore, it remains to be seen if Newcastle will make a substantial offer for Onana in January. However, it should be noted that Phillips remains Eddie Howe’s preferred choice for now.

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