Andre Onana Set To Become Third Most Expensive Goalkeeper In Football History

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Andre Onana’s pending move to Manchester United is set to make him the third most expensive goalkeeper in football history.

Onana is on the brink of joining Manchester United from Inter Milan after all parties involved agreed to the deal.

The Cameroonian’s arrival to Manchester United should be announced before the end of this week, according to reports.

Manchester United and Inter Milan both came to an agreement concerning a fee of £47.2 million for the transfer of Andre Onana.

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Erik Ten Hag’s new number 1

Andre Onana will become the third most expensive goalkeeper in football history

The deal which will see him reunite with Erik Ten Hag, who he played under at Ajax will also make him the third most expensive goalkeeper in history.

He made 24 appearances in the Serie A last season, making 62 saves and accumulating 8 cleansheets.

In the UEFA Champions League, Onana was also sublime as he ended the tournament with the most saves.

The 27-year-old made 11 appearances in the Champions League, making 47 saves and keeping a whooping 8 clean sheets.

Thibaut Courtois

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Courtois has been remarkable manning the post of Real Madrid

Meanwhile, the £35 million Real Madrid paid to Chelsea for the transfer of Thibaut Courtois in 2018 puts him one spot below Andre Onana on the list.

Courtois has enjoyed a glorious reign at Madrid, manning the post for the European giants.

He has won several trophies with the side including; 2 La Liga titles, 1 UEFA Champions League and 1 UEFA Super Cup.

Ederson Moraes

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Ederson Moraes has had a successful stay at Manchester City

The Brazilian is also on the list courtesy of his move to Manchester City whose players are expected to make a list like this due to their generosity in the transfer market.

The Citizens paid Benfica £34.7 million to secure the signing of Ederson and he has been impressive manning the post of the side.

He was in goal for Manchester City for the majority of last season and he assisted the club to win the treble.

Ederson Moraes was amongst the team that led the English side to their first Champions League title in history and doing it in grand style by also winning the Premier League and FA Cup alongside it.

Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon was for a long time the most expensive goalkeeper in history

Legendary Italian shot-stopper Gianluigi Buffon is bottom on this list, but he was for many years the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

Buffon made a £32.6 million move from Parma to Juventus in 2001 and he went on to win several trophies with the club.

He currently plays for Serie B side Parma, but while at Juventus, he won lots of trophies including; 10 Serie A titles, 5 Coppa Italia and 6 Supercoppa Italiana.

The two names above Andre Onana all have ties with the Premier League as Allison Becker sits 2nd and Kepa Arrizabalaga sits on the 1st spot.

Allison

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Allison Becker helped Liverpool win its first English Premier League title

The Brazilian joined Liverpool from Roma in 2018, after the Reds were plagued with goalkeeping issues.

Loris Karius was simply not good enough to man the post for the Anfield side and they sort for a better option.

Allison has enjoyed remarkable success in his five-year stay with Liverpool so far winning several trophies including; 1 Premier League title, 1 UEFA Champions and 1 FA Cup.

His £67 million move to Merseyside from the Stadio Olimpico puts him just one spot below Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Kepa Arrizabalaga 

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Kepa Arizzabalaga is football’s most expensive goalkeeper

Chelsea also endured goalkeeping issues of their own and they opted to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga to fill that void.

Kepa joined Chelsea in 2018 from Athletic Bibao for £71.6 million and he has been part of the club’s recent successes.

At Stamford Bridge, he has won several trophies including; 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Europa League and 1 FIFA Club World Cup.

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