EPL: Andre Onana joins Manchester United formally

Jul 22, 2023 | Sports | 0 comments

Goalkeeper Andre Onana’s £47.2 million (55 million euros) transfer from Inter Milan to Manchester United has been finalized.

The 27-year-old international from Cameroon, United’s first candidate to succeed David De Gea, who left the team as a free agent at the end of last month after 12 years with the organisation, inked a five-year deal with the option of an additional 12 months.

The former Ajax custodian will go to the United States with the United team for their preseason tour as part of the agreement, initially valued at £43.8 million with a potential add-on value of £3.4 million.

Andre Onana said on the Manchester United website;

“It is an amazing honour to join Manchester United, and I have fought hard my whole life to reach this point, overcoming many challenges along the way.

“Another incredible experience will be going out to Old Trafford to defend our goal and help the squad. With new colleagues and goals, this begins a new adventure for me.

“Manchester United has a rich tradition of outstanding goalkeepers, and I pledge to do all in my power to establish my legacy in the years to come. I am thrilled to have the chance to collaborate with Erik ten Hag once again, and I can’t wait to contribute to the success that I know he is motivated to bring to this fantastic football club.

Ten Hag oversaw Onana at Ajax, where the Cameroonian made 255 appearances while keeping 104 clean sheets and winning three league championships and two KNVB Cups before joining Inter in 2022. He anticipated traveling to the States to play against Arsenal on Saturday, July 22.

Onana helped Inter get to last season’s Champions League final, when they fell victim to Premier League winners Manchester City, after joining Inter on a free transfer in July 2022.

The most of any goalie last season, he maintained eight clean sheets in 24 Serie A games as Inter finished third, plus 13 in the Champions League, giving him a total of 104 clean sheets in 255 professional appearances.

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