The agent of Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana had a direct meeting with Manchester United to discuss a potential transfer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Red Devils are currently uncertain over the future of David de Gea with his contract expiring this month. He has no desire of accepting reduced wages to prolong his stay.
This could see him leave as a free agent. Romano reports that the Red Devils are approaching multiple goalkeepers in case the Spaniard heads for the exit door.
Onana is one of the main names on the club’s wish list, and it is reported that his representative Albert Botines held a ‘direct meeting’ with United yesterday.
Inter are prepared to part ways with Onana for €50 million plus add-ons.
Onana would be a perfect fit in United’s goal
Erik ten Hag decided to keep De Gea as his number one last season. The Spaniard kept 25 clean sheets, but he was far from impressive with his distribution.
He averaged just 20 accurate passes per league game with five long balls. In all competitions, the 32-year-old was guilty of making four errors leading to goals.
De Gea also gifted possession to opposition players around his own box, but his blushes were saved by some last-ditching defending from his teammates.
United clearly need an upgrade in the goalkeeping role next season. Onana would be the perfect fit for the club, having previously played under Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag managed him for four-and-a-half seasons at Ajax where he was largely the undisputed keeper.
Onana averaged 30 passes per Serie A outing last term with an accuracy of 79 per cent. He is a modern shot-stopper, who comes off his line regularly unlike De Gea.
The Cameroonian did not make a single error leading to a goal in his debut season for Inter. He has all the traits to be United’s number one for many seasons.
Stats from Transfermarkt.com & Sofascore.com
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