English football club Manchester United are negotiating a deal for the transfer of Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana after their Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea announced his departure from the club this summer.
The Cameroonian was discovered by Man Utd manager Erik ten Haag at Ajax FC, where he won three league titles before going through to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.
Erik managed Onana for more than four seasons at Ajax, and “a reunion could happen soon”, sky game informed of.
man city manager saw the talent of inter ball player Pep Guardiola, who was stunned by his performance in the Champions League final.
Guardiola told the media outlet, “Onana was playing like a holding midfielder. He was in the position of a holding midfielder. We fought.”
With United making efforts to sign Onana, there has been speculation about the Cameroonian player’s potential to become the club’s top goalscorer.
Football expert Marcel van der Kraan has revealed the possible reason behind the Dutch manager’s eagerness to reunite with his former goalkeeper. He added that Onana was “probably the most sensational goalkeeper Man Utd will get for a long time”.
,[His ability on the ball] This is what made him so popular at Ajax. Some of his antics were sometimes almost hilarious, but always brilliant.”
“There is Onana, some fans call it madness, but there is always logic behind it. It is rare to find a goalkeeper like him. Nobody trusts Onana. If United can get him, the fans will love him,” Crane added.
The Cameroonian goalkeeper joined Ajax at the age of 18 after his time at Barcelona. Despite some concerns about his style, Onana has enjoyed “huge success” since he started playing for the Amsterdamsche club.
The teenager faced a nine-month ban from football for “accidentally” consuming a banned substance but has come out stronger since withdrawing from the Dutch football league Eredivisie.
The Champions League final was the perfect stage to remind the world of his talent, as Guardiola said: “The goalkeeper, Onana, makes it really difficult to deploy the high press against him.”
“You can’t put pressure on the goalkeeper properly. Inter are good at keeping the ball,” he added.