Injury sidelines Onana for Belgium qualifiers

07/06/2023 13comments  |  Jump to last

Amadou Onana has been forced to withdraw from contention for Belgium's upcoming European Championship qualification matches because of a minor groin problem.

The midfielder had been managing the injury with Everton's medical staff over the final weeks of the Premier League season and he was largely available for the run-in but it now appears as though the complaint will need some time to fully heal.

Signed from Lille for £30m last summer, Onana played 35 times for the Toffees and scored one goal in his first season in England.

He was hopeful of being available for the qualifiers against Austria and Estonia later this month but he will used the time to recuperate instead and is expected to be ready for the start of pre-season training early next month.

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22 in August, Onana had been the subject of speculation linking him with a move to the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal but the feeling now seems to be that he will look to build his experience at Everton as they look to build under Sean Dyche having escaped relegation on the final day of the 2022-23 campaign.


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Mike Hayes
1 Posted 07/06/2023 at 19:02:16
The Everton injury curse strikes again - good job it’s end of season - good luck hope he recovers soon 💙
Barry Williams
2 Posted 07/06/2023 at 19:11:19
Well, maybe the opposite of the perception of some players we've had - fit for their country, but not club!
Colin Glassar
3 Posted 07/06/2023 at 19:18:13
Look and learn, Calvert-Lewin. This lad played through the pain barrier to help us survive.
Jay Harris
4 Posted 07/06/2023 at 19:26:53
Unlucky for the lad but lucky for us he will have time to recover and prepare for next season.
Pat Kelly
5 Posted 07/06/2023 at 19:52:04
He'll likely be sold along with Pickford. We need funds to buy the great Wout Weghorst. And balance the books.
Christy Ring
6 Posted 07/06/2023 at 20:05:09
He had a groin injury for the last few games, and why would we sell him, will only get better after his first season in the Premiership.
Dale Self
7 Posted 07/06/2023 at 20:12:48
I’m not sure we will have the luxury of optimally timing our asset sales. We need to reup the squad and he may be one of the most in demand assets. Don’t get me wrong I would prefer he stays but until investors declare funds that’s how it is.
Lester Yip
8 Posted 08/06/2023 at 00:13:07
If he choose to stay and build up his experience, then this kid really mature for his age. Big clubs, big wages will come always when you play well week in week out. What's the point to join a big team and warm the bench.
Mark Andersson
9 Posted 08/06/2023 at 04:34:02
I'm sure Spurs have a place on the bench for him
Alan J Thompson
10 Posted 08/06/2023 at 11:14:23
Given that players are given a compulsory break from football why are internationals arranged for this part of the year? Nations should be forced to pay at least a months wages for every game in which they wish a player to participate and any further games they miss for their clubs if injured. If they want their services, and the money they make from them, then they should at least recompense the players employers.
Mark Andersson
11 Posted 08/06/2023 at 14:42:20
Is this guy over hyped over priced or over Everton
Andrew Ellams
12 Posted 08/06/2023 at 15:21:29
Mark, I think he's a young player that's not the finished article yet
Barry Hesketh
13 Posted 14/06/2023 at 17:57:09
Chelsea are apparently willing to purchase Onana for circa £55m

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