10, November 2019
Manchester United are shock contenders to sign Ajax’s £50million-rated keeper Andre Onana – just two months after handing David De Gea a new £350,000-a-week contract.
Ajax have slapped a huge asking price on the Cameroon international after United joined Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain in asking to be kept informed of any plans to sell the 23-year-old.
Spurs have lost skipper Hugo Lloris for the season with a dislocated elbow.
But United made De Gea one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League in September after spending the last 12 months desperately trying to convince the Spaniard to sign a new four-year deal.
Onana has become one of Ajax’s most prized assets after helping the Amsterdam giants win a Dutch league and cup double last season.
He joined Barcelona at the age of 13 after impressing at Samuel Eto’s soccer school.
He moved to Holland in the summer of 2015 but has recently spoken of his ambition to play in England.
United’s interest has shocked officials at Ajax, where former United keeper Edwin van der Sar is chief executive.
Onana is under contract at the Amsterdam Arena until June 2022 after extending his current deal with the Eredivisie club at the end of March.
However, despite his claims he is happy at the Dutch giants, the 23-year-old recently admitted he would be interested in a move to the Premier League.
Source: The Mirror