What is the most recent Manchester United transfer rumor?
Despite the continuing takeover crisis, the Red Devils might be incredibly busy during the summer transfer window, with whispers of transfers for players all over the pitch.
A new striker appears to be high on the priority list, with Old Trafford considering a move for Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund. Mason Mount of Chelsea appears to be the primary target for a midfielder, with a £40 million bid made for the England international.
A new defender has also been mentioned, with rumors saying that Napoli’s Kim Min-Jae had agreed to transfer to Manchester, though he now appears to be on his way to the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.
A new goalie in Onana for Erik ten Hag’s side had also been rumored, and a new update has emerged to round out the transfer rumor mill. The Evening Standard reports that Chelsea has dropped out of the competition to sign the Inter Milan goalkeeper and will instead pursue other prospects.
As a result, Manchester United is in pole position to sign Onana for roughly £50 million, where he might be reunited with Ten Hag.
Who exactly is Andre Onana?
Onana, a Cameroon international, played 145 times for Ajax under Ten Hag before joining Inter Milan last summer. In his first full season in Serie A, the 27-year-old kept 19 clean sheets in 41 games.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who pays the shot-stopper £67,000 per week, praised his prowess on the ball after the Champions League final earlier this month.
“When you have a goalkeeper like Onana who can read everyone’s pass perfectly, with Calhanoglu and Barella, then the strikers hold it up and move the ball around.” It is quite challenging. It would be slightly simpler without this goalkeeper, but it would still be extremely difficult.”
There is some history between Ten Hag and Onana, with the manager leaving the goalkeeper out of a cup final with Ajax last year before they both moved on, but with the futures of David de Gea and Dean Henderson uncertain, signing someone like Onana could be a wise move ahead of the new season, and United appear to be in a good position to get a deal done.