Manchester United have completed the summer signing of Cameroonian Andre Onan, but Erik ten Hag had not originally planned to go after the Inter Milan goalkeeper.
Onana, 27, officially joined Red Devil on 20 July and is expected to become the club’s top goalkeeper after David de Gea was released after his Old Trafford contract expired earlier in the month.
on paper, Andre seems like the perfect goalkeeper for Ten Hag. given his ability to play from behind and their shared history at Ajax.
But a few weeks ago, the Dutch coach didn’t even think about signing him. Everything changed when his name was mentioned.
Actually Eric was ask the parties Nerazzurri Denzel Dumfries when the idea of Onana was raised, which sparked interest in a La Masia graduate.
In accordance with Athletic“Yalchin Sarika, a senior agent for Wasserman Media Group, originally spoke to Ten Hag about his client Denzel Dumfries.
But then, during a telephone conversation, Sarika mentioned Onan, a player he had known since 2019 and was going to represent. Ten Hag became interested. The wick burned out, ”the message says.
United had been closely linked with a move to Dumfries for several months and both Ten Haeg and the club were reported to be interested in him.
It was rumored that fellow Dutchman Jeremy Frimpong was also targeted.
However, it is unlikely that the club will bid on a new defender this summer given Wan-Bissaka’s form and his search for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hoylund and Fiorentina midfielder Sofian Amrabat.
Along with Onana, Mason Mount is the only addition the team has made this summer. The English player moved from Chelsea for 64.2 million euros.