Onana Finalises €51m Deal With Manchester United
Manchester United has completed the signing of Cameroonian born goalkeeper, Andre Onana from Inter Milan for €51 million, reuniting Erik ten Hag with a player with whom he won three Dutch titles at Ajax.
Onana has joined on a five-year contract and there is a high probability of extending this to a further 12 months, bringing in an additional €4 million in add-ons, dependent on his success at the club.
Onana, in emotion, stated that to join Manchester United is an incredible honour and he has worked hard all his life to get to this moment, overcoming many obstacles along the way.
Onana will join his new colleagues on their preseason tour of the United States. He takes over for David de Gea, who confirmed his resignation from United earlier this month after a long and successful career of 12 years with the club.
Onana should allow Ten Hag to carry out his intentions to construct play from defence, which he failed to accomplish with De Gea last season. Pep Guardiola hailed his footwork as one of Inter's primary qualities before of last month's Champions League final, which Manchester City won 1-0.
The distribution and ability of Onana to step out of his area to receive the ball were on display in that final, justifying the plaudits of Guardiola.
The Spanish custodian was also chastised for his role in Ilkay Gundogan's winning goal versus City in the FA Cup final.