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Manchester United to send official offer for Andre Onana

Manchester United to send official offer for Andre Onana
Image credits: Andre Onana / Inter

Manchester United are set to submit an official offer to Inter to sign star goalkeeper Andre Onana.

United are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper, after talks with David de Gea over a new contract reportedly took a turn for the worse. The club had originally agreed with the Spaniard on a contract with reduced wages, yet the Premier League side did a u-turn in talks and refused to offer the same deal he was promised, a move that was rumoured to be pushed forward by Erik ten Hag.

The Spaniard was crowned winner of the Golden Glove award this season, keeping 17 clean sheets in the league and 25 in all competitions, yet doubts remain whether he is the right fit for the Dutchman's system.

As of right now, De Gea is a free agent, leaving United with Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton as the only two senior options in goal.

This has prompted a push to sign a new goalkeeper, with FC Porto's Diogo Costa, Feyenoord's Justin Bijlow, Brentford's David Raya and Inter's Onana all emerging as targets.

Onana is the one that seems most likely, with Inter reportedly being ready to offload the Cameroonian at the right price, while the goalkeeper seems keen on the move.

United are now set to make their move, with a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday stating that the English club will send an official offer for Onana, worth around €40 million plus €5 million in bonuses.

The report adds that the Nerazzurri want €60 million for Onana, but if United are willing to reach €50 million, then Inter will give the green light to the sale.

This was further confirmed by Fabrizio Romano, who posted on Wednesday that United have presented a verbal proposal to Onana worth £39 million in total, with add-ons included. The bid will reportedly be official soon.

The Italian journalist reaffirmed that Inter want €60 million for the goalkeeper, and there is no agreement at this stage.

The 27-year-old would be a much-needed player at Old Trafford, with him offering more confidence and assurances with the ball to his feet than De Gea, who struggled to play out from the back in Ten Hag's more fluid style of play.

While United are also searching for a striker, the goalkeeping situation needs to be sorted out, whether with De Gea or not, as soon as possible in order to avoid having to go into a season without a set No.1 in between the sticks.


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