Ajax shocked as Man Utd become contenders to prise away £50m star

Date published: Sunday 10th November 2019 12:20

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, interest which has “shocked” the Dutch club according to reports.

United finally tied first-choice stopper David de Gea down to a new deal in September after months of talks and speculation linking the Spaniard with Real Madrid.

Tottenham have been previously linked with a move for Onana and, according to the Sunday Mirror, United have joined them and Paris Saint-Germain in monitoring him.

The newspaper says that the fact that De Gea is now on a massive £350,000 per-week contract has not deterred the Red Devils, who are keen on the 23-year-old.



The report adds that Ajax – who have put a £50m price tag on the goalkeeper’s head – are “shocked” that United have become interested in the player with De Gea only recently committing to fresh terms.

Onana is under contract in Amsterdam until the end of the 2021/22 season, having extended his deal in March.

The 23-year-old recently admitted to BBC Sport that despite being happy at Ajax, he is interested by a switch to the Premier League.

Read more: Spurs to beat Man Utd to sensational £100m double swoop for Ajax pair



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