Manchester United ‘are not happy with De Gea’ and are ready to sign moving Onana this summer
Reports have claimed that Manchester United are lining up a move for Andre Onana, as a replacement for David De Gea.
Now, there has been a lot, and we mean a lot, of transfer speculation in the media over the past few days which have shockingly suggested that United will look to offload De Gea for a fee of around £80 million at the end of the season to help fund their transfer business.
United may be one of the biggest clubs in the game, and one of the richest, but they are lacking in key areas of the pitch, meaning that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will need the type of funds it would take to spend around £200 million to improve the squad, something that reports are suggesting will not happen unless players are sold.
Now reports on the Metro have claimed that the United hierarchy are not happy with De Gea and will seek to offload the Spanish star at the end of the season, and are eyeing up a move for the moving Ajax star Onana.
Onana helped Ajax reach the Champions League semi-finals last season and also helped the Dutch side regain their title after a few years of trying, and his performances caught the attentions of Chelsea, Real Madrid and a number of other clubs over the last couple of transfer windows, but it seemed that he had no desire to leave.
However, the summer will be a different story and he has already admitted that he is open to the idea of leaving Ajax, but Ajax chief Edwin van der Sar has warned the Premier League not to expect the player’s valuation to decrease due to the current coronavirus crisis.
Speaking to Reuters, he said: “In January last year, people said we were going to lose seven or eight players but we lost only two key members [Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong].
“The big clubs such as Bayern Munich have said the benchmark fee will go down in the next few transfer windows. But it’s easier for them to say because they are the buyers.
“There won’t be a 50 per cent discount. The clubs can forget about that.”
Letting De Gea leave the club would be a massive mistake as the Spaniard is still one of the best stoppers in the game, one bad season does not mean that he is no longer good enough.
Is Onana really a better option than De Gea? Probably not…