By Matthew Shaw

5th Aug, 2022 | 5:12pm

Lille midfielder Amadou Onana is due to begin his Everton medical on Saturday (6th August), according to Fabrizio Romano.

The reliable journalist has reported that a mega five-year contract has been agreed upon, with the deal for the Belgian international also including a 20% sell-on clause.

It had been previously reported that Onana has already arrived on Merseyside as the Toffees raced to get him registered to feature against Chelsea, but that is not happening now.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Romano shared all of the details with this move now set to go through in the next 24 hours, much to our delight.

“Amadou Onana will undergo medical tomorrow as new Everton player, he will join until June 2027,” he wrote.

“Agreement 100% reached and will include 20% sell-on clause.”

Here We Go.

It looks as though there wasn’t that big of a rush to get this one over the line as others had suggested.

Frank Lampard likely wouldn’t have started the Belgian international anyway, given that he has only just arrived in Merseyside and knows little to nothing about the team and how we will set up.

That gives Onana the next full week to get used to his new surroundings and then get stuck into the action in match week two against Aston Villa.

All eyes at this moment in time inside Finch Farm are on Chelsea, and not new arrivals, with the new season only hours away in Merseyside.

Everton tying Onana down to a five-year deal is brilliant news too with the midfielder viewed as one of the best and brightest talents in Europe now.

We can’t wait to see what Lampard can do with him.