According to Gazzetta dello Sport (page 3), Manchester United is close to reaching a deal to sign Inter Milan custodian Andre Onana.
The 27-year-old has been the subject of intense negotiations between the Red Devils and Inter over the past two weeks, and a deal may ‘practically’ be reached soon.
The Nerazzurri and United are reportedly close to agreeing on a transfer fee, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. They are prepared to comply with Inter’s demand of €52 million.
After the agreement is reached, Onana will go to Manchester to complete the necessary paperwork.
In accordance with how quickly the clubs resolve the terms of the fee payment, it is anticipated that the Cameroonian could travel on Sunday or Monday.
In the upcoming 48 hours, Onana may join Manchester United.
It won’t be long before the deal is finalised because Onana has already agreed to the personal terms.
The player and United manager Erik ten Hag have maintained constant communication, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport, ‘a phone call yesterday’ was made to reassure the player.
Wednesday’s preseason friendly in Edinburgh will feature the Red Devils taking on Lyon. Ten Hag might want Onana to play some sort of role in that game.
Even though the Cameroonian might not be in the starting lineup, if he has a training session under his belt, he might be given important minutes in the second half.
Onana must finish his medical exam and sign his contract quickly for that to take place.
United’s preseason schedule in America is going to be hectic. They are scheduled to play Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, and Arsenal, which will be the ideal test.
Onana is accustomed to Ten Hag’s playing style, but it will take some time for the back four to gel. He should be well-prepared for the upcoming friendlies.