Manchester United ‘one step away’ from move for £42m ace

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Hugo Lloris, a seasoned Premier League custodian for Tottenham Hotspur, is a potential replacement for Andre Onana at Inter Milan. He is currently “one step away” from joining Manchester United.

Ironically, a player who appeared to be personally chosen by Erik ten Hag to support his possession-based principles at Old Trafford may be replaced at San Siro by a player whose distribution has long been a source of annoyance in the capital’s Northern district.

Hugo Lloris of Tottenham and David de Gea of United both appear to be living in the past. a digital custodian in an analogue world.

Tottenham are also about to sign a contemporary, ball-playing “sweeper-keeper” from Italy’s top division as Manchester United closes in on Andre Onana, with Sport Mediaset reporting that a move to Old Trafford is now just “one step away.” Guglielmo Vicario is expected to transfer in a £17 million deal from Empoli.

Manchester United could obtain a new custodian with the aid of Tottenham.
Hugo Lloris, 36, will no longer serve as Spurs’ starting custodian following Vicario’s impending arrival there. Lloris has held the position for more than ten years. The World Cup champion has a one-year option to leave before he becomes a free agent in 2024.

Beppe Marotta, the chief executive of Inter, wants a “experienced and inexpensive” goalkeeper to replace Onana at San Siro. Lloris unquestionably meets both of those criteria.

To the dismay of former Nerazzuri goalie Sebastien Frey, cash-strapped Inter will not obstruct the acquisition of Onana should Manchester United fork over a transfer fee of around £42 million.

Sebastien Frey, who played for the Nerazzuri for three seasons between 1998 and 2001, tells Goal that “football today is different than it was in my generation.”

“Regardless of the amount of an offer, (former president Massimo) Moratti’s Inter could afford to keep a player. There are currently additional needs to consider.

“However, if it were just up to me, I would keep him. It’s challenging to find a top custodian. They ought to keep him if they want to take home medals.

Unfortunately, I believe they will permit his departure.

In the renowned La Masia academy in Barcelona, Onana developed his skills. This may help to explain why the former Ajax star, who Ten Hag once described as “masterful,” exudes such unwavering confidence when he has the ball in his possession.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Onana’s agent was in Manchester last week for negotiations.

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