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Erik ten Hag wants Andre Onana to provide competition to David de Gea next season

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is keen on landing Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana as he looks to provide competition to David de Gea next season, Gazzetta dello Sport report (page 2).

De Gea has had another impressive campaign with the Red Devils and he has made several outstanding saves. However, he continues to struggle with his overall distribution.

Talks are currently underway over a new contract with the Spaniard but Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Ten Hag is looking at Onana to provide ‘internal competition’ in the squad.

Inter Milan could reportedly be prepared to sell him for €40 million. Aside from United, Chelsea are also interested in landing his signature. Onana fancies joining either club this summer.

Onana would be Ten Hag’s ideal number one

Onana played under Ten Hag for four-and-a-half seasons at Ajax. The Cameroonian star caught the eye with his strong reflexes and impressive distribution qualities.

Inter beat the competition to sign him on a free transfer last summer but they could now sanction his sale as they need to recoup funds to balance their books.

Chelsea are said to be monitoring him closely and it has been reported that they could use Trevoh Chalobah as a makeweight to lower the final price.

However, United should still be optimistic of landing the shot-stopper, considering his good relationship with Ten Hag during their time together in Amsterdam.

The Dutch tactician played a big role in luring Lisandro Martinez amid interest from Arsenal last summer and he could repeat the trick with Onana this time.

Onana would be a solid upgrade on De Gea. He has completed 78% of his passes in Serie A compared to De Gea’s 69% in the English top-flight this season.

While doing so, Onana has completed 10 more accurate passes per game. He has conceded just one goal from outside the box compared to De Gea’s six.

If United were to sign him from the Nerazzurri, it may not be long before he displaces De Gea from the line-up, given his all-round goalkeeping attributes.

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