Painful news for Red Devil Amadou Onana: Everton loses 10 points in the Premier League

Amadou Onana. — © Getty Images

Very disappointing for Red Devil Amadou Onana (22). His club Everton has to give up ten points in the Premier League standings. The Toffees will receive that sanction for violating the financial fair play rules.

Vincent Van Genechten Pieter-Jan Calcoen


According to the FFP regulations, a club may make a maximum loss of just over 119 million euros over a period of three years. However, Everton recorded a loss of more than 420 million in three years, until the end of the 2021-2022 season. The file ended up with an independent committee this spring. Everton acknowledged having broken the rules, but disputed the amount. The club has already confirmed that it will lodge an appeal.

After twelve match days, the Liverpool team is in fourteenth place in the English top flight with 14 points. With a deduction of 10 points, the team drops to the penultimate place, next to red lantern Burnley. Vincent Kompany’s team is bottom in the Premier League with 4 out of 36.

Onana: “I want to give something back to Everton”

(Potentially) good news for Kompany, but for Onana, who also had to drop out of the Red Devils due to a calf injury, this is a serious setback. Opposite he had just said how happy he was with his choice to stay at Everton.

Onana in action with the national team. In the previous international match, of course, because he has now returned home with a calf injury. — © BELGIUM

“I am convinced that there are no limits for me,” says Onana. “I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I believe I can end up at a top club and play there regularly.” That could also have happened last summer. As we reported at the time, there was interest from clubs such as Arsenal and Chelsea. A transfer did not occur. “There were indeed clubs knocking on my door, but I wanted to stay at Everton to develop and become a top player. Perhaps the best player. I now also want to focus on what is really important. Everton gave me the opportunity to play in the Premier League. I want to give something back for that. That is only possible with good performance.”

Given the news about the points deduction, they are needed more than ever. Now is certainly not the time to think about a transfer. Onana still has a contract until 2027. His market value is estimated at 50 million euros, but Everton wants a lot more in the event of a possible departure.

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