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Manchester United agree terms with Inter Milan to sign André Onana as David de Gea confirms exit



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Manchester United have reportedly agreed terms with Inter Milan to sign André Onana after David de Gea confirmed his exit from the club.

Manchester United will have a new first-choice goalkeeper with David de Gea departing the club after 12 years.

With De Gea no longer in the picture, United have reportedly agreed terms with Inter Milan for the signing of André Onana as Erik ten Hag‘s new goalkeeper.

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This is according to Chris Wheeler of the Daily Mail, who has explained that Onana will sign for the club “next week”.

Although a specific fee has not been mentioned, it has been repeatedly explained by Fabrizio Romano that a £47 million bid is what will likely seal the deal.

On the price, talkSPORT have claimed that the deal will cost United £45m, with both clubs expecting to have the documents prepared by Wednesday or Thursday next week and have Onana on the plane for their pre-season tour of America.

Speaking on David de Gea’s departure, Erik ten Hag said: “It takes great quality and character to reach the level of even playing one game for Manchester United. To do it 545 times over 12 years is a special achievement, particularly in the goalkeeping position where every game puts you in the spotlight.

“To have won Player of the Year awards from both the fans and his team-mates, each on four occasions, shows the level of his performance and he will always be remembered as one of the very best goalkeepers in the history of the club.

“I am personally grateful for the 25 clean sheets he helped provide last season and his overall contribution on the pitch during my first year at the club. All the players and staff send him our very best wishes for the next phase of his outstanding career.”

In a full statement, David de Gea said: “I just wanted to send this farewell message to all Manchester United supporters. I would like to express my unwavering gratitude and appreciation for the love from the last 12 years.

“We’ve achieved a lot since my dear Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club. I took incredible pride every time I pulled on this shirt, to lead the team, to represent this institution, the biggest club in the world was an honour only bestows upon a few lucky footballers.

“It’s been an unforgettable and successful period since I came here. I didn’t think from leaving Madrid as a young boy we would achieve what we did together.

“Now, it’s the right time to undertake a new challenge, to push myself again in new surroundings.

“Manchester will always be in my heart, Manchester has shaped me and will never leave me.

“We’ve seen it all.”