UPDATE: André Onana Finally Unveiled As A New Manchester United Player

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Thursday, July 20 at 8:50 pm

In top transfer news, Manchester United have finally unveiled André Onana as their latest signing this Thursday, July 20. The Cameroon international has finalised his move from Inter Milan to Old Trafford, where he will wear the No 24 shirt.

In an official club statement, the Red Devils welcomed him: ‘Andre Onana has joined Manchester United on a contract running until June 2028, with the option of a further year, subject to international clearance’.

It continued: ‘The Cameroonian goalkeeper has kept 104 clean sheets in 255 club appearances. He won three league titles and two KNVB Cups with Ajax before joining Inter in 2022. Last season, he won the Coppa Italia and recorded the most clean sheets in the Champions League’.

Speaking for the first time as a United player, Onana said: ‘To join Manchester United is an incredible honour and I have worked hard all my life to get to this moment, overcoming many obstacles along the way’.

‘Walking out at Old Trafford to defend our goal and contribute to the team will be another amazing experience. This is the start of a new journey for me, with new teammates, and new ambitions to fight for’, he continued.

He added: ‘Manchester United has a long history of incredible goalkeepers, and I will now give everything to create my own legacy in the coming years. I am excited by the opportunity to work again with Erik ten Hag, and I can’t wait to play my part in the success I know he is determined to deliver at this great football club’.


Sunday, July 16 at 7:27 pm

Despite what would appear to be the imminent arrival of André Onana at Old Trafford, Manchester United are said to be tracking another goalkeeper.

Onana is believed to be due to arrive in Manchester this week, to undergo a medical. Should all go according to plan then the Cameroon international’s protracted move from Serie A club Inter Milan will be one step nearer to being completed.

According to the respected football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Erik ten Hag will probably also make a move for Zion Suzuki once Onana is confirmed. The Japanese keeper currently plays for Urawa Red Diamonds in the J League.

United currently only have two keepers since David De Gea left

After the departure of the Spanish international David de Gea last week, the Dutch coach presently has Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton in the goalkeeping department.

If recent rumours prove to be true then the former will probably return to Nottingham Forest where the 26-year-old spent last season on loan. Should he go back to the City Ground then that leaves United with only Heaton as backup in the event of Onana arriving.

Romano tweeted last Friday 14: ‘Manchester United are working on Zion Suzuki deal. Japanese goalkeeper is one of3 options as backup GK and talks are now taking place on player side. No talks yet with Urawa Reds as Man United are busy with André Onana deal being completed’.

Suzuki moving to the Premier League is not a new rumour. United are thought to have been keeping an eye on his progress since 2017, according to manchesterunited.footballwebb.com.

A fee in the region of £5 million could be enough to tempt the 20-year-old Japanese star to move to England. Kyogo Furuhashi currently holds the record for the most expensive transfer from the J league after the striker joined Glasgow Celtic for £4.5 million.

He has already represented his country at international level and kept 12 clean sheets in 29 appearances for Urawa Red Diamonds last season.

According to Japanese media, Suzuki apparently distributes the ball in a similar fashion to Ederson at Manchester City. He has been described as: ‘One of the most exciting goalkeeping prospects coming out of Japan.

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