Man Utd replace de Gea with Inter’s Onana for £47.2m

July 21 – Manchester United have completed the £47.2 million signing of goalkeeper Andre Onana from Inter Milan.

United have signed the Cameroonian international on a five-year contract with the option of a further year.

United have been looking for a new first-choice keeper after David De Gea’s contract expired in June, bringing an end to his 12-season tenure  at the club.

Onana played under United manager Erik ten Hag during a seven-and-a-half-year spell with Ajax, winning three league titles, and served a nine-month ban in 2021 for a doping violation.

“Manchester United has a long history of incredible goalkeepers, and I will now give everything to create my own legacy in the coming years,” Onana said in a statement after saying goodbye to Inter fans earlier on Thursday.

“I fell in love with San Siro, la Curva and the city. Now the circumstances are right for me to start a new journey in Manchester.”

“To join Manchester United is an incredible honour. I have worked hard all my life to get to this moment, overcoming many obstacles along the way.”

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