Last summer, Frank Lampard brought in the 21-year-old defensive midfielder from Lille for a fee in the region of £33m, with add-ons.


Onana quickly established himself as an essential part of Everton’s midfield and has featured in 26 league games for the Merseyside club while receiving seven cautions.



Gueye, who has partnered Onana on several occasions in Everton’s midfield, believes that the star is quality and stressed that he has to keep working hard to reach his potential.


The Everton star admitted that he provides Onana with advice with the intention of getting the best out of him and is confident that the Belgian international has the ability to become one of the best in the world.



“Ama is a good young baller, he has so much quality”, Gueye told Everton’s official site.


“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.”


Onana has been impressive under Sean Dyche so far and Everton will be hoping that the midfielder can maintain his form to help them preserve their Premier League status this season.