Erik ten Hag’s desire to sign André Onana from Inter Milan is said to have been inspired by two current Premier League goalkeepers.
De Gea was set to sign a new contract with Manchester United, however, the club had their head turned after multiple errors against the likes of Manchester City and Sevilla cost the club crucial wins last season.
Since, the Spaniard’s contract has expired, and although the player and club are said to still be in talks over a new contract, Ten Hag wants to sign a new No. 1 goalkeeper this summer.
Onana has a very special goalkeeping style that allows him to be very comfortable on the ball, and Ten Hag is said to have been inspired by how Ederson and Alisson have transformed Man City and Liverpool’s respective styles of play with their ability to play with the ball at their feet.
This is according to the Mirror, who explain that Ten Hag desires a keeper who is similarly comfortable with the ball at his feet and that the Dutch manager sees Onana as a keeper who can do so, as well as being a good shot-stopper.
Manchester United have reportedly bid £39 million plus a further £4m in add-ons for Onana, with Inter Milan set to reply.
Although Inter want closer to £50m for the player, it is said that all parties want the deal to happen, so may accept a lower bid.
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