Inter Won’t Sign Ajax Goalkeeper Andre Onana In January, Italian Media Details

Inter Won’t Sign Ajax Goalkeeper Andre Onana In January, Italian Media Details
September 29, 2021 19:30
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Inter are not likely to bring in Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana during the transfer window and are instead looking to wait until next summer to sign the Cameroonian.

This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who outline some of the reasons why the Nerazzurri will not move for Onana in January despite reports that he could be brought in that early.

Firstly, transitioning the Ajax man into the squad mid-season could be disruptive, and it would be more feasible to continue on with captain Samir Handanovic until at least the end of the season.

Secondly, the Nerazzurri would have to pay a transfer fee for the Cameroonian should they wish to sign him in January, even if it is a cut-price one given that his contract expires at the end of next June.

The club are mindful of the balance books, and even getting Onana in for a small fee could be seen as unnecessary, with the preference being for waiting to sign him on a free transfer when his current deal with Ajax runs out.

The last issue with bringing Onana in during the January window pertains to his participation in the African Cup of Nations with Cameroon.

Given that the tournament is held in January, the 25-year-old may be unavailable at club level until the beginning of February, further making it unlikely that the Nerazzurri would see it as worthwhile to sign the goalkeeper in January for a fee to only have him available from February onwards.

By Toni Weeler

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