'That's special': Roberto Martinez says he's been seriously impressed by one Everton player this season
The defensive midfielder, who can also play in a box-to-box role, has started Everton’s last five games.
He’s yet to score his first Everton goal, and Lampard has already told the youngster he needs to be scoring more.
Martinez is seriously impressed with Onana
As well as earning a move to the Premier League this summer, Onana also made his international debut.
Martinez brought Onana on at half-time during Belgium’s National League defeat to the Netherlands in June.
He went on to win his second cap last month against the same opposition, this time earning his first start.
However, it looks like Martinez has been most impressed with Onana, which could earn him a spot in his squad going to Qatar.
“We’ve tried with Orel Mangala and (Albert) Sambi Lokonga before.” Martinez said.
“Now (Amadou) Onana got his chance. He has adapted very well.
“Amadou now plays in the Premier League, which will only make him stronger. He has physical qualities that we haven’t seen since Fellaini.
“He is also a leader. Despite his age – he is only 20 (21) – he already has a lot of experience.
“Amadou has already played in three top European competitions: the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and now the Premier League.
“That’s ‘special’. He is a very useful player.”
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