Manchester United are scrambling to sign Andre Onana (Inter Milan), but it looks like their asking price may be too low.
Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Thursday (Aug. 24) that the Red Devils are trying to sign Onana but are unwilling to pay more than £25 million. Manager Eric ten Hagg is keen to sign him, but the club’s hierarchy does not seem to think so.
Goalkeeper David de Gea, who has been particularly error-prone this season, is up for renewal and has been criticized by fans for leaving the club. He hasn’t helped the build-up process at all and is considered unnecessary.
Dean Henderson joined Nottingham Forest on loan last summer and ended the season on a high note. As the outlet put it, ‘Henderson is expected to move to Nottingham outright. Third choice goalkeeper Jack Butland is a non-factor,” explaining why Ten Haag was so keen on Onana.
The fact that ten Haag played with Onana at Ajax (Netherlands) also adds to the speculation. He has a reputation as a goalkeeper who is effective in the build-up, and is also a good saves.
However, United have not yet set a budget for the player. Talks with the Qatari capital are still ongoing. The Express, a British publication, analyzed that “if United remains under the existing ownership of the Glazer brothers, the club will only have funds for transfers of between £100 million and £150 million in the summer transfer market. 메이저사이트
United are in need of goalkeeper, central defender, and central striker reinforcements. They are on the verge of signing Kim Min-jae (Napoli), but are looking at Bayern Munich (Germany) due to their financial situation.
United are looking at goalkeepers from all sides. 안전놀이터 Van Gaal has Onana as his first choice, but if that doesn’t work out, he’s reportedly looking at Diogo Costa (FC Porto).
Of course, Inter Milan are not willing to let Onana go. They believe they should get at least £45 million for him. The club’s owner, Steven Zhan, has even joined the fray, saying that selling Onana is a position that needs to be considered.
The club have also reportedly already been in contact with Giorgi Mamardashvili (Valencia) in the event of Onana’s departure. It’s a complicated goalkeeping situation.