Development: Man United ready to pay big fee to sign new “superstar” alongside Mason Mount move

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Goalkeeper Andre Onana’s transfer from Inter Milan is expected to cost Manchester United €50 million (£43 million), according to reports.

Will Andre Onana be acquired by Man United?
In light of David de Gea’s uncertain future at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for Onana in recent weeks.

Should his situation not change, the Spanish player will formally become a free agent in the coming days. De Gea recently agreed to a new contract with Manchester United, only for club officials to later back out of the agreement in an effort to further reduce his pay.

The Red Devils were rumoured to be preparing a bid for the Cameroon international and to be close to a transfer, and now a new development has come to light.

On Thursday, Gazzetta dello Sport provided a report on Onana that was relayed by Sport Witness. According to them, the goalkeeper’s future should be made clear in the coming days after discussions with the goalkeeper’s agent in Ibiza, after which United had a first offer of roughly €40 million rejected.

Man United has ‘decided to pay’ Inter Milan’s asking price of €50 million plus bonuses for the shot-stopper.

Following an agreement on a deal for Mason Mount, the custodian might end up becoming Manchester’s second summer addition.

A deal worth a total of £60 million was reached between the two clubs on Thursday afternoon, and the England midfielder is now set to join the Red Devils from Chelsea.

André Onana of Inter Milan
To what extent has Ten Hag discussed Onana?
Erik ten Hag has managed Onana more than any other manager, and he has been referred to as a “superstar” by the media. The 27-year-old made 145 appearances for Ten Hag while playing for Ajax, where the United manager last season described him as a “masterful custodian” before the pair left the Dutch powerhouses.

But that can’t be expected from him, he added. “Obviously he’s not yet back at his level from before the suspension. He will succeed if he puts in a lot of effort to get there once more, in my opinion. His skill as a custodian has been demonstrated by all.

Mark Goldbridge, another supporter of the custodian, calls Onana “box office to watch when he’s got the ball under pressure,” and Pep Guardiola praised Onana’s skill with the ball after the Champions League final at the beginning of the month.

You might anticipate that if Onana were to move to Manchester, Dean Henderson’s season-long loan at the City Ground would end and his permanent move to Nottingham Forest might pick up speed. Since United will be playing in the Champions League again, De Gea may still be desired going into the 2023–24 season to challenge Onana, but the club legend may have to settle for taking second place.

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