André Onana to Manchester United deal ‘agreed’ with new keeper set to be unveiled ‘this week’
United's new no.1 is nearly here.
Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal to finally sign Inter Milan goalkeeper André Onana after weeks of negotiating.
Known for his ability to play out from the back — something the Dutchman has been trying to install since he arrived at Old Trafford — United’s pursuit of Onana ramped up once club legend David de Gea announced his departure after 12 years.
Now, as per the likes of Fabrizio Romano and multiple other sources, a deal has been agreed between the two clubs and Onana is set to be officially announced as a Red Devil “later this week”.
Despite both parties going back and forth for several weeks now, the agreement was reached for an estimated fee of €50 million (£42.9m) plus a further €5m in add-ons, with Inter seemingly backing down after pushing for closer to €60 million.
It is understood the deal will be on a five-year contract with an option to extend for a further year as Onana is set to become the first-choice keeper ahead of Dean Henderson, who many now believe will most likely leave the club after being passed over for the no.1 shirt yet again.
United are also said to be racing to get Onana’s visa sorted in time for him to be involved in at least some of their upcoming pre-season matches in America, the last of which is scheduled for 31 July against Borussia Dortmund.
Much to the fans’ delight, the 27-year-old all but confirmed things on his own after he shared an image of himself seemingly undergoing his medical and was apparently pictured arriving at Inter’s training ground on Monday as he said goodbye to his teammates.
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Onana will be ten Hag’s second signing of the summer transfer window, having found acquired midfielder Mason Mount earlier this month, with the England and former Chelsea star being entrusted with the iconic no.7 shirt.
Once the deal is finalised — with personal terms not expected to be a problem — the club are thought be turning their attention to Danish youngster, Rasmus Højlund, who has been tipped by some as potentially “the next Haaland”.
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