Barcelona fans react to links with potential Arsenal target Andre Onana
A number of Barcelona fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from Fabrizio Romano and CBS Sports concerning their interest in Andre Onana – in news that may certainly attract the attention of Arsenal supporters.
Onana was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in the summer. In fact, it was suggested at one stage that a move was imminent.
Obviously, the 25-year-old ultimately stayed put at Ajax. Arsenal meanwhile, signed Aaron Ramsdale.
However, the rumours have not gone away. Goal reported earlier this month that the Gunners could reignite their interest should Bernd Leno be sold next year.
And according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are now considering a sale of the German ahead of next summer. They had hoped to see Ramsdale take Leno’s spot by the end of the season.
So it looks to be a safe bet to suggest that Arsenal will make a fresh move.
Unfortunately for Edu, they face some stern competition.
Romano, writing for CBS Sports, has noted that Arsenal were in contact with Onana’s agents in the summer.
But he also suggests that Barcelona are now closely following the Cameroon international. Inter Milan are also in the running. And it is claimed that he will leave Ajax at the end of the campaign. He will be a free agent.
‘Love this’: Barcelona fans react to links with Arsenal target Onana
That has delighted a lot of Barca fans, with many expressing their excitement about the prospect of bringing their former academy goalkeeper back…
Will be a great signing since Ter Stegen is in decline.
— mr.alby (@BoseAlby) September 14, 2021
I LOVE THIS NEWSSSS
— Trent FCB (@TrentCule) September 14, 2021
Great keeper with experience. Great with his feet. Great with set pieces. Knows Barca football very well. Has good knowledge of the language. Will come for free, and will willingly earn a low wage to return to Barca. Perfect option to come in and give Stegen a real competition.
— Alika (@MaziAlika) September 14, 2021
Loving these free signings, I hope we also have an eye on Franck Kessie.
— Sebo Klarence (@KlarenceSebo) September 14, 2021
Cheap contract + hes free. Please just do this
— CM (@CM_BARCA) September 14, 2021
Finally..we need to bring this G back home
— Sunday (@one4messiah) September 14, 2021
— Vishnu Dixit (@dixitvishnu23) September 14, 2021
— Kaine 💙💔 (@KaineBarcaFC) September 14, 2021
Sounds really good https://t.co/ae1YgukEIH
— Jack Roman (@JackRomann1) September 14, 2021
Barcelona reaction to Onana links highlights the coup it could be for Arsenal
It frustrated a lot of Arsenal supporters that so much was spent on Ramsdale this summer. It did appear that it was set to be some time before the Englishman started to really repay that faith.
So signing a goalkeeper on a free transfer would be a real coup. And Onana has the potential to be world-class.
Obviously, it will not be easy. But the comments from Barcelona supporters highlight what a brilliant piece of business it would be if the Gunners could win the race.
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