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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Stephen Killen

Everton 'irritated' by Premier League report as Amadou Onana delivers transfer verdict

Here are your Everton evening headlines for Thursday, March 23.

Amadou Onana names four things he needs in career as verdict given on Everton transfer

Amadou Onana has made clear he has high expectations for his career within football and remains his own biggest critic despite the rapid progress he has made.

The 21-year-old has impressed since signing from Lille during the summer transfer window, proving to be a physical presence in the Blues' midfield department and effective at linking play between defence and attack.

Arsenal and Chelsea were rumoured to be interested in recruiting Onana in January, though he remained put at Goodison Park and pledged his commitment to the club in a social media message posted two days after the January transfer window closed.

READ MORE: Everton irritated for being highlighted over Premier League clubs 'setting a very bad example'

READ MORE: Alan Stubbs stunned 'typical Everton' ignored his transfer tip to sign '£40m' midfielder

Everton supporters will be hoping the promising performances of the No.8 can continue past the current campaign as Sean Dyche's side strike for greater consistency after two turbulent Premier League seasons. Onana himself is hopeful he will reach new heights and is confident his quality can take him there.

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Everton irritated for being highlighted over Premier League clubs 'setting a very bad example'

Everton have been left annoyed that the BBC chose to use them in the introduction of a video about Premier League clubs “setting a very bad example” by using short-haul domestic flights given there was no adequate rail alternative for the fixture in question.

An article on the BBC Sport’s website states that their research has found evidence of 81 individual short-haul domestic flights made by Premier League teams to and from 100 matches during a two-month sample period this year and quotes Dale Vince, chairman of League One Forest Green Rovers as saying: "You've got Premier League teams setting a very bad example for the rest of the country."

In the accompanying video which has been shared on social media, BBC News’ Sports Editor Dan Roan is filmed at John Lennon Airport watching Everton’s team board their flight for their Premier League fixture at Chelsea last Saturday while the footage begins by showing Sean Dyche and his players, including Ellis Simms whose late goal earned them a 2-2 draw, making their way into the stadium with the commentary: “Everton arriving by coach for their match against Chelsea at the weekend but this was just the final step of their journey to Stamford Bridge having flown to London for the fixture 24 hours earlier.”

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