Former Napoli midfielder Valon Behrami feels that Bayern Munich and Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer will be well-suited to replacing Andre Onana at Inter Milan.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, the Swiss international specifically named Sommer’s ability to play the ball with his feet as a reason why the 34-year-old could be a very able replacement for Onana at the Nerazzurri.
The Swiss international will have big shoes to fill.
Despite the fact that Onana was only at Inter for a season before his move to Manchester United, the Cameroonian made a big impression.
Some of this was down to shotstopping and more traditional goalkeeping attributes. Onana made some outstanding saves that were particularly vital for Inter in the Champions League.
However, the 27-year-old was if anything even more important to the team due to his ball-playing ability.
Replacing a keeper who is as technically adept and aggressive on the ball as Onana is a difficult task, if not an impossible one, for Inter.
However, the Nerazzurri look to be going for a player who has plenty of experience playing in teams who emphasize a lot of ball possession.
Behrami Believes Yann Sommer Can Replace Andre Onana Well At Inter Milan
Former Napoli, Fiorentina, and Lazio midfielder Behrami has plenty of experience playing with Sommer.
The pair are both Swiss internationals.
And for his part, Behrami is convinced by what he’s seen from his compatriot.
The ex-Partenopei man believes that Sommer is capable of replacing even a keeper of Onana’s quality.
“He’s the best profile around to replace Onana,” the former midfielder said of Sommer.
“He’s very good with the ball at his feet, he’s like an extra defender and has a lot of personality moving the ball around.”
Behrami did however note of Sommer that “His weak point is coming off his goal line, which he doesn’t like to do.”