£55 million rated big man Onana officially tells Manchester United ‘he is intersted’ in Premier League move
Long-time Manchester United target Andre Onana has admitted that he is now interested in a move to the Premier League.
United were on a mission last summer summer to acquire some world class players and get the club challenging for more than a top four spot this season, but there has been a lot of speculation in the media which suggested that the Red Devils could have lost one of their biggest players, as De Gea could not agree a new contract at the club.
It is believed that United did not offer the Spanish stopper the kind of deal that he would have liked, and that led to speculation that the likes of PSG, Juventus and Barcelona could all come calling to try and nail down his services.
However, the Old Trafford giants offered the 28-year-old a new and improved deal in an attempt to finally agree upon a contract extension, and in the end, De Gea decided to end all speculation and agree a nice big contract at the club.
But if he did not manage to secure a new deal, there was also some speculation in the media that United were interested in trying to sign Onana from Ajax after the stopped had an impressive campaign with the Dutch Champions.
Onana played for Ajax during their dramatic 4-4 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday and although he stated afterwards that he is happy in Amsterdam, the Cameroon international acknowledged he’d move on eventually.
‘There’s good competition and everyone wants to play here [in England] but to play you need to get a chance,’ he told BBC Sport.
‘The Premier League is not for everybody so we will see. Now, I am with Ajax and I am happy to be the first-choice goalkeeper.’ He added:
‘It’s always important for me to move on. I am not going to stay here forever but now I am focused, so let’s keep it this way.
‘I am happy to play for Ajax. I am happy to play for a big club but we will see what will happen at the end of the season.’
Look United nailing down the signature of De Gea was probably better than most deals that they could have pulled off, and now that he has been signed up, there is no need for United to make a move for Onana unless De Gea decides at the end of the season that he does actually want to make a move away from the club.
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