Former Inter Milan and Fiorentina goalkeeper Sebastien Frey feels that the Nerazzurri did well to sell Andre Onana to Man United and sign Yann Sommer.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, the former keeper gave his thoughts on the switch in Inter’s goal during the summer transfer window.
Parting with Onana in the summer was hardly an easy decision for Inter.
In less than twelve months with the club, the Cameroonian had really made his mark.
Whilst there was a bit of a settling-in period, and a few wobbly moments, Onana was a key player for Inter last season.
Particularly in the Champions League, the 27-year-old’s saves and excellent performances were vital for the success that the Nerazzurri enjoyed.
Therefore, it was not a surprise that it took a very large transfer fee for Manchester United to buy Onana.
And then the Nerazzurri had to find a replacement.
In the end, Inter settled on Yann Sommer to take Onana’s place. Whilst the Swiss veteran is not exactly an option for the future, he has proven to be just what the Nerazzurri need in the shorter term.
Frey: Selling Onana To Man United & Signing Sommer A “Masterstroke”
Commenting on the two deals, Frey called them “A masterstroke.”
“They signed him on a free transfer. And then, after just one year, they sold him for a very large fee.”
“In sporting terms, he did very well in Milan,” Frey said of Onana.
“Even if he has encountered more difficulties in the Premier League.
“And as for Sommer, we’re talking about a keeper with a lot of experience and quality,” Frey continued.
The former goalkeeper gave the view that “In the end, they made the most logical decision.”
Sommer also gave his views on the best goalkeepers in the world.
“At the top is Courtois,” he said.
“And then, in order, there’s Ter Stegen, Oblak, Maignan, and Donnarumma.”