Inter Milan are reportedly leading the race to sign Ajax shot-stopper Andre Onana as per the report in Italian outlet Calciomercato.
The 25-year-old faced a 12 months ban after consuming a prohibited substance last October. The Dutch club revealed that the Cameroonian took it unknowingly, however, it was not enough to convince UEFA to uplift the implied ban.
Meanwhile, the keeper’s ban will officially be uplifted on November 4th. But, in situations like these players are allowed to return to training two months before the rehabilitation. So, he returned to training a couple of days back.
According to the report in Calciomercato, after Ajax and Onana could not agree to a contract extension, Inter are currently hoping to sign the goalkeeper on a free transfer at the end of this season.
The report further claims that the Nerazzurri are in pole position to lure the keeper next season. However, it will not be easy for Simone Inzaghi’s side as fellow Serie A club Napoli are also eyeing a move for the shot-stopper.
Can Inter sign Onana for free next summer?
Signing Onana will be a shrewd purchase for Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri’s number one goalkeeper Samir Handanovic is currently in the final year of his contract and it is highly unlikely that the Serie A giants will extend the contract as the player will be 38-years-old next summer.
So, Onana will be a very good addition to Simone Inzaghi’s side next season. The goalie is an excellent shot-stopper and also very comfortable with the ball on his feet. The Cameroonian will help Nerazzurri to play out from the back.
Meanwhile, after back to back wins in the opening two fixtures of the new campaign, Inter have started life under the new manager perfectly. The new signings Edin Dzeko and Joaquín Correa have also put their names on the scoresheet. The Nerazzurri will be hoping to continue their winning runs when they face Sampdoria next Sunday.
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