22-year-old Everton star has expressed his commitment to staying at Goodison Park during the January transfer window

Amadou Onana, the 22-year-old Belgian midfielder who joined Everton for £34 million from LOSC Lille in 2022, has expressed his commitment to staying at Goodison Park during the January transfer window. Onana has emerged as a crucial player under the management of Sean Dyche and has featured in every Premier League match for Everton this season.

During the summer transfer window, there were reports of interest from Manchester United in the talented midfielder. In recent weeks, with Sandro Tonali receiving a 10-month ban for betting on matches, there have been rumors linking Onana to Newcastle United. However, in an interview with Belgium publication DH Net, Onana made it clear that he has no intention of leaving Everton in January.

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Onana discussed his personal growth and adaptation to a new mindset after coming from a successful background at LOSC Lille, emphasizing the pressure and expectations he faced at Everton. Despite the challenges, he expressed his commitment to learning and improving both as a person and a footballer. Onana stated that he is not contemplating a departure in the upcoming transfer window and believes that his performance will determine his future.

Regarding Everton’s current season, Onana described it as a “progress” compared to the previous year, highlighting improvements in winning essential matches and better collective understanding on the field. He also mentioned his preferred position as being in the center of the midfield, where he can utilize his skills effectively. He emphasized his versatility, capable of playing defensively like a “6,” creatively like an “8,” and with the running capacity of a “box-to-box” midfielder. He stated his willingness to adapt to different roles to help the team succeed.

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