Inter Milan goalkeeper, Andre Onana has confirmed his move to Manchester United ahead of the club’s announcement.
Over the weekend, the Cameroon international agreed to a five-year contract with the option for another year to extend his stay at Old Trafford until 2029.
United are expected to pay an initial fee of £43.7 million plus potentially another £3.4m in add-ons, in a deal worth up to £47.1m.
Yesterday, Onana was spotted arriving at Milan airport, where he took a flight to Birmingham for his Man United medical.
Speaking on the imminent move with Gazetta dello Sport, Onana said, “The important thing is to be honest and always tell people the truth. ”I am a person who always wants new challenges.
”Playing in the Premier League and for a club like United is irresistible. All parties wanted this to happen.
”But what matters is that, even if I had stayed, I would have been equally happy because I never had any problems at Inter. Indeed, a magic was born in Milan that is almost difficult to explain.”
He was asked how he felt about following in the footsteps of Man United goalkeeper legends such as Peter Schmeichel, Edwin van de Sar, and David de Gea, Onana said: ”Being chosen to continue this tradition makes me proud and responsible: I want to win trophies with my new companions.”
The Onana will be reuniting with Ten Hag, who previously managed his rise from Ajax’s youth team to the starting XI.