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Official: Man United sign €55m Onana from Inter Milan

MANCHESTER United have confirmed the arrival of Andre Onana from Inter Milan on a long-term deal.

The Cameroon goalkeeper joined the Premier League club for a reported €51m guaranteed transfer fee and €4m in add-ons.

“Andre Onana has joined Manchester United on a contract running until June 2028, with the option of a further year, subject to international clearance,” the club announced tonight on their official website.

“The Cameroonian goalkeeper has kept 104 clean sheets in 255 club appearances. He won three league titles and two KNVB Cups with Ajax before joining Inter in 2022.

“Last season, he won the Coppa Italia and recorded the most clean sheets in the Champions League.”

Onana has become the latest African to join the Red Devils after the likes of South Africa’s Quinton Fortune, Cameroon’s Eric Djemba-Djemba, Angola’s Manucho and the Ivorian pair of Eric Bailly and Amad Traore.

“To join Manchester United is an incredible honour and I have worked hard all my life to get to this moment, overcoming many obstacles along the way,” Onana said in his first statement as a United player.

“Walking out at Old Trafford to defend our goal and contribute to the team will be another amazing experience. This is the start of a new journey for me, with new teammates, and new ambitions to fight for.

“Manchester United has a long history of incredible goalkeepers, and I will now give everything to create my own legacy in the coming years. I am excited by the opportunity to work again with Erik ten Hag, and I can’t wait to play my part in the success I know he is determined to deliver at this great football club.”

John Murtough, Manchester United’s football director, said:

“Andre was our top choice to become the new goalkeeper for Manchester United, with exactly the right profile of technical attributes and personality. Having achieved success throughout his career, we know that Andre will further add to the winning mentality we are building within our squad.

“He is already one of the world’s best goalkeepers and at the age of 27 we firmly believe that he can develop even further over the coming years.”

Onana, who has been reunited with his former coach at Ajax Erik ten Hag, replaces David De Gea, who left this month after 12 years as United’s No.1.

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