Goalkeeper Yann Sommer has erased the memory of Andre Onana at Inter Milan with his impressive clean sheet record this season.

This is the view in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Inter signed Sommer from Bayern Munich last summer. He arrived as a replacement for Onana.

The Cameroonian international had completed a big money move to Manchester United.

And replacing a player like Onana was always likely to prove difficult.

The former Ajax keeper had hugely impressed in the Champions League in particular in his single season at Inter.

But the club decided to cash in on Onana. They reinvested that money in other areas, and brought in the veteran Sommer to take his place.

Yann Sommer Erases Memory Of Andre Onana At Inter

Making a switch like Sommer for Onana is always going to carry some risks for a club.

But the Swiss international has hardly been a poor replacement.

On the contrary. Sommer has slotted right in and helped the Nerazzurri to an immensely formidable defensive record.

A lot of this is down to the work of the team in front of Sommer, undoubtedly, as the 35-year-old faces fewer dangerous shots than just about any keeper in Europe.

But when Sommer has had work to do, he has done it very well.

For example, the ex-Borussia Monchengladbach keeper made an excellent stop on a Lewis Ferguson effort against Bologna over the weekend.

That save played a vital role in Inter’s eighteenth clean sheet in Serie A this season.

These have come in just 28 matches. That means that Inter have kept their opponents from scoring in a remarkable 64% of their league fixtures.

Across all competitions, that figure is 60%.

And in the Champions League, which is where Onana really shone last season, Sommer has already had his say.

The Swiss may have had little work to do against Atletico Madrid last month, who failed to muster a shot on target.

But Real Sociedad had taken five in the group stage opener. That saw Inter overrun for virtually the entire match, needing their keeper to bail them out on a few occasions.

And that is just what Sommer did.

The veteran keeper made several big saves to keep his team in that match, allowing them to go on and snatch a draw late in the match.