Manchester United are due to confirm the £43.9million acquisition of André Onana, shortly. The 27-year-old goalkeeper has reportedly agreed personal terms and will step up to succeed David De Gea after his release at the end of June.
Onana is no stranger to the big stage having worked under Erik ten Hag for three years at Ajax. His brief stay at Inter Milan looks set to come to an end following a follow-up bid by United that beat their initial failed offer. The potential deal could rise to approximately 46 million when additional costs are factored in.
Onana’s move from the San Siro to Old Trafford marks a captivating return to the familiar, as the Cameroonian goalkeeper reunites with former manager Ten Hag. It’s a chance too good to pass up and one fans won’t want to miss, as we await confirmation of this star signing.
As Manchester United prepares to jet off to the United States for their pre-season tour on Wednesday, the Red Devils have yet to decide whether Ajax goalie Andre Onana will complete his medical in the north-west or elsewhere. With manager Erik Ten Hag hoping that the shotstopper arrive with the squad or later that day, it may mean Onana will go through a medical assessment in northern Italy before taking a flight to the east-coast.
The signing of Andre Onana is undoubtedly set to break Manchester United’s bank as they cross the £100 million spending threshold this summer, leaving Ten Hag with only £20 million left from an original budget of £120 million. Desperate to free up funds, speculation remains rife that stars like Eric Bailly, Dean Henderson, Donny van de Beek, Brandon Williams, Alex Telles and Anthony Elanga could be heading out the door. The likes of Fred and Scott McTominay also find themselves on thin ice, while captain Harry Maguire is rumoured to be available for around £40 million.
The latest transfer window is in full swing and Manchester United is determined to make its mark. Will they succeed? Only time will tell.