By Sam Stone

5th Aug, 2022 | 12:10pm

Trevor Sinclair: Everton should make forward a priority over midfield addition

Trevor Sinclair believes Amadou Onana will be an excellent signing for Everton but suggests the Toffees have far more pressing concerns at present.

Freelance journalist Fraser Fletcher, who has previously worked for the BBC, has revealed (via Twitter, 5 August) that Onana is set to undergo his Everton medical this weekend.

Despite praising the signing of the 20-year-old, Sinclair believes Frank Lampard had to prioritise signing a striker over the Lille youngster.

Talking on talkSPORT Breakfast (5 August, 08:45), He said: “I do feel that Onana is a top player.

“I am looking at Everton and thinking get another striker in.

“They’ve got midfielders in there that can do a job.

“They need someone who can spearhead attackers because you’ve lost Richarliosn and Dominic Calvert-Lewin is out for six weeks.

“Who’s going to get the goals, who’s going to be that focal point?

“If I was Everton I wouldn’t be worrying about a midfielder.”

Not wrong

Firstly, Onana is not a bad signing for Everton and Sinclair hasn’t said that his addition at Goodison Park wasn’t a good move by the Toffees.

But Sinclair is right in suggesting that the club surely had to prioritise a striker due to the lack of options they currently have up front.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Everton, especially after the club allowed Richarlison to leave Goodison Park this summer.

Inews revealed (4 August) that Everton are set to revisit their move for Armando Broja once they have added to their midfield options.

However, surely the Toffees would’ve been better off focusing on forward areas before they decided to bolster their options in the centre of the park.

Maybe West Ham United’s move for Onana forced their hand a little bit, but for Everton to be heading into their Premier League opener against Chelsea with a severe lack of striking options is fairly worrying for Evertonians.