Ajax ‘put £35million price tag on Andre Onana as Chelsea join Barcelona and PSG in race for Cameroon goalkeeper’ after concerns over form of Kepa Arrizabalaga
- Ajax will only accept a big offer for Andre Onana amid interest from top clubs
- Onana has emerged as one of Europe’s most talented young goalkeepers
- Chelsea could make summer bid if finances are secure after coronanvirus crisis
Ajax have reportedly put a £35million price tag on goalkeeper Andre Onana as Chelsea and a host of top European clubs weigh up a summer move.
Onana has been Ajax’s first choice goalkeeper for the last four seasons and has experience of Europa League and Champions League football.
His consistency has prompted interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have now joined the race for Onana.
Ajax have reportedly put a £35 million transfer tag on 24-year-old goalkeeper Andre Onana
Chelsea are one of a host of clubs including PSG and Barcelona who are interested in him
Onana spent time at Barcelona’s La Masia academy before moving to Ajax as a teenager
The Telegraph report that the Blues are considering making a £35m bid after concerns over the erratic form of Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The Blues signed the Spaniard £71.6million from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 but he’s lost his place to Willy Caballero after a string of mistakes after Christmas.
Onana has now emerged as a potential replacement, but with two years left on his contract, they will need to part with a sizeable sum to sign him.
Chelsea are weighing up a move after growing concerned over form of Kepa Arrizabalaga
The Cameroon international spent part of his youth career at Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy after being spotted in the Samuel Eto’o academy in his homeland.
Onana is also said to have added representatives to his team who are based in Catalonia, meaning Chelsea may face a battle with Barca for his signature.
The 24-year-old could also opt to remain in the Eredivisie and run down his contract at Ajax before joining another club on a free transfer in two years’ time.
That option could be a more favourable one for clubs as they try to balance the books and limit the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has starved clubs of matchday income.