Manchester United and Inter Milan have reportedly reached a verbal deal to sign goalkeeper Andre Onana.
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The Red Devils are looking for a new first-choice goalkeeper this summer, following the confirmation that David de Gea has officially left Old Trafford following the expiration of his contract, bringing his 12-year stay in Manchester to an end.
After only one season with Inter Milan, Onana has been dubbed a “superstar” by the media and has been extensively linked with a move to the Premier League.
The Cameroon international, who played 145 games for Ajax under Erik ten Hag, had a successful first season in Italy, keeping 19 clean sheets in 41 games and enabling the Serie A club to reach the Champions League final against Manchester City. Following the final in Istanbul, Pep Guardiola praised the goalie, saying:
“He [Onana] has great footwork. When you have a goalkeeper like Onana who can read everyone’s passes precisely, as well as Calhanoglu and Barella, the strikers can 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.”
Personal agreements between United and Onana were already finalized at the beginning of the month, leaving only a fee to be agreed upon between the two clubs, which appears to have finally been agreed upon.
On Wednesday, journalist Rudy Galetti turned to Twitter to deliver an update on Man United and Onana. He said that the Red Devils and Inter have struck a verbal agreement on a sum of £42 million plus £5 million in add-ons. However, Galetti stated that details must still be finalized:
“Andre Onana, the details: Manchester United and Inter have already reached a verbal agreement on the transfer fee: £42 million plus £5 million in add-ons; new contacts are expected in the next 24/48 hours to discuss the details and complete the move.” The Cameroonian goalkeeper is eager to join MUFC.”