Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag ‘targeting fourth Ajax reunion’ with £35m transfer upgrade

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According to rumors in Italy, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is eager to reunite with former Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana at Old Trafford this summer. After acquiring Antony and Lisandro Martinez from the reigning Eredivisie champions in the summer of 2016, the Dutchman could now look to finish the next stage of “getting the old band back together” in the Premier League.

The South American pair were among Ten Hag’s initial additions after taking over for Ralf Rangnick, and upon moving to the North West, he was also reconnected with former Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.

Currently, Ten Hag wants to acquire Onana from Inter Milan this summer, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy, a deal is very likely.

The Cameroonian international reportedly has a valuation of about £35 million despite only joining the team last summer.

During Ten Hag’s tenure in Holland, Onana, who was given a nine-month suspension after testing positive for the illegal drug Furosemide, is renowned for his stop-stopping and technical footwork.

If Inter receives a good offer this summer, Onana offers an opportunity to raise some money as the club continues to struggle financially.

Onana is thought to be David de Gea’s long-term successor at Old Trafford, despite the fact that United and David de Gea are still in contract negotiations.

The former Ajax goalkeeper is accustomed to rivalry after pushing past Samir Handanovic in the Inter hierarchy.

One of the few urgent matters Ten Hag needs to handle during the summer transfer window is United’s goalkeeping situation.

Even though De Gea has made progress, United still wants to get rid of the possibility of a mistake from him.

Old Trafford has already been connected to a number of other goalkeepers, including David Raya, Diogo Costa, Emiliano Martinez, and Yassine Bounou.

However, it seems that if he wants to proceed with a transfer, Ten Hag’s prior friendship with the star might tip the scales.

De Gea made it plain in an interview with Sky Sports that his priority is to finish the season on a high note while he attempts to tune out the outside noise.

De Gea stated, “I’ve been here for a very long time, loving every second in this club playing many games.


It’s great to be here, there’s a big club I adore, and I’m really happy to be here, of course.

“It’s been the same for years; there is a lot of noise around the club, but players just concentrate on games, particularly the one we have on Sunday, which is a crucial game for us because we want to finish in the top four.

“Like I said, we have many, many games, so I think we have to be really, really caring about training, recovering well, and helping the team and that’s the most important thing, more than contracts or anything,” said the player.

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