Andre Onana ‘to undergo Manchester United medical on Tuesday’

Manchester United are reportedly confident of having the deal for Andre Onana announced by Wednesday, with the goalkeeper set to complete his medical on Tuesday.

Andre Onana is reportedly set to undergo a medical on Tuesday ahead of his £47m move from Inter Milan to Manchester United in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old played 24 games in Serie A for Inter in the 2022-23 term, and also helped the club reach the Champions League final, in which they narrowly lost to Manchester City.

Onana has featured on 41 occasions for the Italians since making the switch from Eredivisie giants Ajax in the summer of 2022, moving to Milan after making 214 appearances for the Dutch team.

The goalkeeper also has extensive international experience, having turned out 26 times for Cameroon’s national team, including at last year’s World Cup in Qatar.

According to The Times, Onana is ready to undergo a medical on Tuesday ahead of a move to Manchester United this summer, with the shot stopper very close to being announced as a Red Devil.

Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana on May 24, 2023© Reuters

It is understood that the two clubs have agreed a £47m fee for the former Ajax man, as Erik ten Hag looks to find a new first-choice keeper following the departure of David De Gea.

The Spaniard left Old Trafford at the expiration of his contract last month, ending a 12-year stay in England which saw him win a Premier League crown in the 2012-13 term.

The 32-year-old also picked up last season’s Golden Glove award after keeping 17 clean sheets in the league, however a host of high-profile errors were littered throughout the campaign from De Gea.

It is believed that Onana is now set to replace De Gea as the Red Devils’ number one, with the Cameroonian and Ten Hag linking up again after winning the Eredivisie title together at Ajax.

The report claims that the deal for the keeper will be finalised and announced officially by Wednesday at the latest, meaning United will have a new man in between the sticks well before their season opener against Wolverhampton Wanderers on August 14.

Andre Onana in action for Inter Milan on October 4, 2022© Reuters

The arrival of Onana will reportedly begin a chain reaction of transfers involving Man United, with Dean Henderson‘s permanent switch to Nottingham Forest ready to go ahead once the deal between the Red Devils and Inter has been sorted.

It is understood that the East Midlands outfit will pay around £20m for the English stopper, meaning veteran Tom Heaton will be Onana’s backup at Old Trafford following the departure of De Gea.

The 37-year-old played 45 minutes of United’s opening pre-season match against Leeds United on July 12, suggesting that Ten Hag sees the former Burnley man as someone who could be part of his plans this term.

The Red Devils continue their warm-up games with a clash against Ligue 1 side Lyon on Wednesday night, before meetings with Arsenal, Wrexham, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund round off an intriguing end to July.

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