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Manchester United confirm signing of Andre Onana from Inter Milan in a £47m deal

Jul 21, 2023 #Sports

Manchester United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Andre Onana in a £47.1million deal from Inter Milan.

The Cameroonian international is now a United player subject to international clearance after signing a five-year contract at Old Trafford with the option of a further year.

United had already agreed terms with Inter of £43.7m plus potentially another £3.4m in add-ons, while Onana had agreed to personal terms and passed a medical at Carrington.

United confirmed that the deal has been finalised as the 27-year-old Cameroon goalkeeper joined his new teammates on pre-season tour in the US.

Onana, who could make his debut against Arsenal in New Jersey on Saturday, said: ‘To join Manchester United is an incredible honour and I have worked hard all my life to get to this moment, overcoming many obstacles along the way.

‘Walking out at Old Trafford to defend our goal and contribute to the team will be another amazing experience. This is the start of a new journey for me, with new teammates, and new ambitions to fight for.

‘Manchester United has a long history of incredible goalkeepers, and I will now give everything to create my own legacy in the coming years. I am excited by the opportunity to work again with Erik ten Hag, and I can’t wait to play my part in the success I know he is determined to deliver at this great football club.’

United’s football director John Murtough, who led the bid to sign Onana as David de Gea’s replacement, added: ‘Andre was our top choice to become the new goalkeeper for Manchester United, with exactly the right profile of technical attributes and personality.

‘Having achieved success throughout his career, we know that Andre will further add to the winning mentality we are building within our squad. He is already one of the world’s best goalkeepers and at the age of 27 and we firmly believe that he can develop even further over the coming years.’

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