By Peter Lynch

28th Mar, 2023 | 9:10pm

Idrissa Gueye shares Amadou Onana prediction at Everton after international display

Everton youngster Amadou Onana can become “one of the best midfielders,” his teammate and midfield partner Idrissa Gueye told the official Everton website.

The duo have formed a strong partnership at the Merseyside club this season, having both joined last summer from France’s Ligue 1.

Gueye returned to Goodison Park following a spell at PSG, with Onana making the switch from Lille. The pair have been regulars in Everton’s midfield this season along with Abdoulaye Doucoure.

“Ama is a good young baller, he has so much quality,” Gueye told the official Everton website. “He’s in a great place but he has to work hard now and keep the mindset he has of thinking he has a long way to go to fulfil his potential. 

“I believe he can become one of the best midfielders. I try to give him some advice. Not just him – the other lads, too – but with him it’s so natural for me to find the right words to explain myself to him.

“I enjoy working with him and I enjoy listening to him. I like to get the best from him and also hope I can give him my best and at the end, hopefully we can both be better players for it.”

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Bright future ahead

Despite his brief time with the Toffees so far, Onana has proven himself to be one of the top young midfielders in the Premier League.

His formidable presence in the middle has struck fear into some of the most accomplished players in the league, with his displays leading to interest from several top clubs.

Everton’s priority this summer may just be keeping their young star, but the Belgian international is seemingly heading for stardom away from Goodison.

At just 21, Onana has a long career ahead, but importantly has a very experienced teacher alongside him in Gueye, and indeed in Doucoure.

As well as quickly becoming a regular figure at Everton, Onana has also established himself in the Belgian national team.

Fans of the club were perhaps more excited at Gueye’s return to Goodison Park last summer, but little did they know how impressive fellow Ligue 1 arrival Onana would be in his debut campaign.