Curated By: Siddarth Sriram
Last Updated: July 18, 2023, 17:19 IST
United Kingdom (UK)
Andre Onana. (Credit: AFP)
The Red Devils finally struck a deal for Erik Ten Hag’s most wanted prospect this season, as Onana is set to take his medicals for United today.
Reports state that Manchester United have agreed to a 55 million euro deal with Inter Milan to bring Inter first-choice keeper Andre Onana over to Old Trafford.
Both clubs agreed to a 51 million euro fee and 4 million euros in add-ons for the Cameroonian.
Erik Ten Hag has had his eyes set on his former player Onana since the beginning of the transfer window, as United are in desperate need of a starting keeper following the departure of stalwart keeper David De Gea this summer.
Manchester United expect André Onana to travel to UK by tonight — medical and contract signing between Wednesday & Thursday. ️ #MUFCPlan to be confirmed later. More to follow.
Onana left Inter training ground 30 mins ago after saying goodbye.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 18, 2023
Onana signed with Inter on a free transfer just last summer after he departed from Ajax. He had a decent Serie A campaign where he made 24 appearances, managed to make 62 saves and kept 8 clean sheets.
However, his performance in the Champions League was astonishing. He made 11 UCL appearances last season, in which he made 47 saves and kept 8 clean sheets.
But, these are not the only reasons why United pursued the Cameroonian.
Onana has established a reputation as one of the world’s best goalkeepers, with his feline-like reflexes and fancy footwork coupled with his knack for making decisive passes from goal.
His quick passing, immaculate first touch and passing range also make Onana a lethal weapon that can be added to their attacking arsenal as well.
Onana is said to have already bid his goodbyes to his Inter teammates and is set to be on his way to Manchester to have his medical and sign the deal, before joining up with United on the club’s pre-season tour of the U.S. Erik ten Hag and his team fly out from Scotland on Wednesday after facing Lyon in Edinburgh.
Following the deal for Onana, United are expected to switch their attention to signing Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund.