Inter Milan are reportedly anticipating a bid from Manchester United for their goalkeeper Andre Onana, who has impressed in the Italian Serie A and the UEFA Champions League. The 25-year-old Cameroonian international is valued at around €30 million by the Nerazzurri, who are facing financial constraints and may consider selling some players to balance their books.

Inter Milan are expecting a goalkeeper bid from Manchester United.
Inter Milan are expecting a goalkeeper bid from Manchester United.

Onana joined Inter on loan from Ajax Amsterdam in August 2022, after spending five seasons with the Dutch club and helping them win four Eredivisie titles, reach the Europa League final twice, and reach the Champions League semifinals once. He played a key role in Ajax‘s impressive run in the 2021-22 season, when they eliminated Real Madrid, Juventus, and Tottenham Hotspur before losing to Chelsea in the semifinals.

Inter Milan are expecting a goalkeeper bid from Manchester United.
Inter Milan are expecting a goalkeeper bid from Manchester United.

Onana’s performances in the Serie A have been praised by Inter coach Simone Inzaghi, who said that the goalkeeper “brings experience, leadership, and quality to our team”. Onana made 29 appearances in the league, keeping 11 clean sheets and conceding 23 goals, and helped Inter finish third behind Juventus and AC Milan. He also played in all six group stage matches of the Champions League, conceding only four goals and helping Inter qualify for the knockout stage as runners-up behind Paris Saint-Germain.

Onana’s contract with Ajax expires in June 2023, and he has not yet agreed to a new deal with the Dutch club, which may open the door for other suitors. Manchester United have been linked with Onana since the summer of 2021, when they reportedly made a bid for him before signing Tom Heaton as a backup to David De Gea and Dean Henderson. However, with De Gea now 31 and Henderson 25, United may be looking for a long-term solution in goal, especially if De Gea decides to leave the club after his contract expires in 2023.

Onana has previously expressed his desire to play in the English Premier League, saying that “it’s a very attractive competition, the level is very high, and there are many good teams and players”. He has also been linked with other clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham, but Manchester United may have an advantage in terms of their financial resources and their need for a new goalkeeper.

Inter Milan are expecting a goalkeeper bid from Manchester United.
Inter Milan are expecting a goalkeeper bid from Manchester United.

If United do make a bid for Onana, they may face competition from other clubs and may need to negotiate with Inter over the transfer fee. Onana’s value may increase if he performs well at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, where he is expected to represent Cameroon. However, United may see Onana as a good investment, given his age, his experience, and his potential to improve under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching staff.

Inter Milan are expecting a goalkeeper bid from Manchester United.
Inter Milan are expecting a goalkeeper bid from Manchester United.

In conclusion, Andre Onana is a talented goalkeeper who has caught the attention of Manchester United and other clubs with his performances for Inter Milan and Ajax. While Inter may be reluctant to let him go, they may need to sell some players to balance their books, and Onana may be a valuable asset for them. United may be willing to pay the asking price for Onana, especially if they see him as a long-term solution in goal. The transfer window is still open, and anything can happen, but Onana’s future is likely to be a topic of discussion among football fans and experts in the coming weeks.

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