Manchester United submit to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as David De Gea’s replacement

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana is wanted by Manchester United (Getty Images)

Manchester United have submitted a bid to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to reports.

United have been in talks with David De Gea over a new contract but as of yet, no new deal has been agreed.

De Gea has just one year remaining on his current contract and would be free to negotiate with teams in Europe from the start of January.

The Spain international, who has just completed his eighth season at United, is demanding a significant increase on his current deal that would see him earn parity with Alexis Sanchez, who earns a basic salary of £400,000 a week which is topped up by various bonuses.

But United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is not willing to match De Gea’s terms.

Manchester United are refusing to meet David De Gea’s wage demands (BPI/REX)

According to the Daily Record, De Gea is ‘unimpressed’ with Woodward’s refusal to meet his demands, while United are now actively seeking replacements.

United have submitted a bid for Onana but Ajax, who value the Cameroon international at €40 million (£35m), have rejected the offer.

United are also unwilling to meet Ajax’s asking price for Onana and are considering Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen as an alternative signing.

Cillessen, who joined Barcelona from Ajax, is valued in excess of €25m (£22m) by the Spanish champions but would be a cheaper alternative to Onana for United.


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