Report: Arsenal stunned as Overmars makes call on 25-year-old linked with Gunners
Ajax are set to let Arsenal target Andre Onana leave for nothing at the end of the season, according to Goal. The news will alert several top European clubs and will likely stun Edu and Mikel Arteta that they didn’t swoop this summer.
The 25-year-old has rejected a new contract at the Johan Cruyff Arena. Now, director of football, Marc Overmars is willing to let the Cameroon international walk following the 2021/22 campaign.
Onana won’t be back in action until November. He is serving the remaining two months of a FIFA ban for doping offences. Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for the custodian in the summer but eventually signed Aaron Ramsdale.
Despite his relatively tender years as a goalkeeper, Onana is vastly experienced. He has made 204 appearances for the Dutch champions, starring in the team’s run to the Champions League semi-final during 2018/19.
Arsenal forked out a staggering £30 million for Ramsdale during the transfer window. The goalkeeper was relegated with Sheffield United last season and was England’s third-choice stopper at Euro 2020.
Inter Milan showed interest towards the end of the window. Nothing transpired though and Onana will fight for the Ajax shirt in November.
Future star: Arsenal will be stunned by this news after losing out on Onana in the summer
The Gunners will be absolutely kicking themselves. It was claimed in the summer that Onana was available for just £7.25 million but it seemed the player had eyes on a move elsewhere.
That said, they didn’t try particularly hard to land Onana and perhaps had they tried harder he could have been convinced.
The Gunners are now left to wonder what might have been. With no European football on the table, other clubs will surely be alerted to the goalkeeper.
Onana boasts real class. Available on a free makes him a ridiculous bargain but as a real sign of the times, Arsenal could be left to rue another failed transfer pursuit.
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