Inter Milan goalkeeper, Andre Onana, has changed his agent, Albert Botines, as rumors linking him to Manchester United gather momentum.
The former Cameroon international has been on the radar of two big Premier League clubs of recent.
Manchester United have also enquired about Andre Onana as the contract renewal deadlock with David De Gea lingers.
David De Gea has refused to renew his Manchester United contract after being asked by the club to take a pay cut as part of the new deal.
With just a week remaining to the expiration of his contract at Old Trafford, the club is already eyeing his possible replacement. Also, the Red Devils are also set to lose Dean Henderson this summer with the England goalie eyeing a move away from the club after failing to break into Erik Ten Hag’s first team.
United needs a goalkeeper replacement as a matter of urgency and are hoping to seal a deal with Inter Milan to sign Andre Onana.
Manchester United manager, Erik Ten Hag, is keenly interested in Andre Onana to replace David De Gea, having worked with the Cameroonian at Ajax.
Andre Onana change agent amid links to Manchester United
There is a sharp twist to Andre Onana – Man United links. Sources close to the player confirmed Andre Onana’s agent, Albert Botines, met with Manchester United amid interest by the club on his client.
The meeting, which was a first concrete step towards a move for Onana, fueled speculations of Andre Onana’s imminent Inter Milan exit and reunion with Erik Ten Hag.
Now, in a sharp twist to the narrative, Daily Mail reports Andrea Onana has parted ways with Albert Botines after the meeting with Manchester United.
It is still unclear whether Onana’s decision to sack Albert Botines is connected to the meeting with Manchester United and the interest on the goalie by the Premier League club.
Futballnews understands Andre Onana and Erik Ten Hag worked together at Ajax when the latter was Ajax manager. They won a double twice in the Netherlands and the relationship has been smooth throughout their stint at Ajax.
Andre Onana and Erik Ten Hag left Ajax at the same time last summer and have recorded a successful debut season with their clubs.
Andre Onana has won a domestic double with Inter Milan and reached the Champions League final while Erik Ten Hag led Manchester United to the EFL Cup win and back to Champions League football.
Despite the sack of Albert Botines by Onana, there are reports Manchester United are closing in on a deal with Inter Milan to sign Onana this summer with an expected first offer of £45million.
If Manchester United bypass the contract renewal deadlock with David De Gea to keep the Spaniard at Old Trafford, Onana will be used as backup goalkeeper. Should David De Gea leaves, the Cameroonian is likely to be used by Erik Ten Hag as Manchester United first choice goalkeeper.
Inter Milan are reportedly ready to let Andre Onana leave but will demand an offer in excess of £50million.