West Ham could manage to sign Everton midfielder Amadou Onana this summer if they pay approximately £60m for his services.

The Belgian has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park during the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs eyeing him up.

Barcelona are arguably the biggest team to have shown an interest in snapping up Onana, but there is also plenty of willingness from Premier League sides, including Newcastle United.

West Ham are also in the mix to sign the midfielder, however, and new quotes from Football Insider reporter Pete O’Rourke on the Inside Track Podcast have provided an update on the situation:

“Everton spent heavily to bring him to the club from Lille, it was a fee of more than £30million.

“West Ham and other sides are now going to be looking at at least £60million – possibly even more – that will likely be accepted.”

This is certainly a lot for West Ham to be considering paying for one player this summer, considering they don’t have the financial power of some other clubs, both in the Premier League and across Europe, but Onana could be an outstanding signing.

Some may point towards the fact that he hasn’t had a big enough impact in a struggling Everton team, failing to inspire them away from the relegation zone this season, but there is only so much that one player can do.

Onona has still scored twice in the league in 2023/24 to date, also averaging 2.4 tackles and two aerial duel wins per game in the competition, and at just 22 years of age, there is still so much more to come from him in his career.

The Belgium international is also a player who could benefit from having superior footballers around him compared to at Everton, being on the same wavelength as them, and the thought of him linking with the likes of Lucas Paqueta, Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen is a mouthwatering prospect.

It is easy to imagine to lure of Barca being too great for Onana to turn down, should their interest be genuine – Newcastle could also offer more money – but West Ham signing him would be an exciting piece of business.