Manchester United have reportedly reached an agreement with Inter Milan for goalkeeper Andre Onana for a transfer fee of £47.2 million.
Onana, who previously worked with manager Erik ten Hag at Ajax, is expected to join United’s squad ahead of their pre-season tour to America.
The club’s interest in the Cameroonian is reportedly what led to David de Gea turning down a new contract offer.
Manchester United have agreed on a transfer fee of £47.2 million for Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to reports including from the BBC.
The payment structure will see the Red Devils pay £43.8m up front for the Cameroon international, with an additional £3.4m in potential add-ons.
United boss Erik ten Hag, who previously worked with Onana during their time at Ajax, initially pursued the goalkeeper as an addition to United’s squad rather than a replacement, however United’s decision to pursue Onana reportedly led current first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea to turn down a new contract offer at the club.
United are hopeful that the 27-year-old will be able to join them on their upcoming tour of the United States, pending the arrangement of a visa.
Onana spent seven-and-a-half years at Ajax, winning the Eredivisie three times and finishing as runner-up in the UEFA Europa League.
He made the move to Italian giants Inter Milan last summer.
This past season, he kept eight clean sheets in 24 Serie A matches, contributing to Inter’s third-place finish.
Furthermore, he recorded an impressive eight clean sheets in 13 Champions League matches during Inter Milan’s run to the final, making him the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets in the competition.
Onana’s imminent arrival at Manchester United would mark the club’s second signing of the summer, following the acquisition of midfielder Mason Mount from Chelsea for an initial fee of £55 million.