Cameroonian goalkeeper Andre Onana revealed on Thursday that he left Inter Milan, the Italian Premier League, before moving to Manchester United.
According to Sky Sports, the 27-year-old goalkeeper has completed a medical to play in the Premier League, where he will sign United for 51 million euros ($56.70 million) plus another four million euros in bonus incentives.
In a statement addressed to Inter supporters, Onana said: I fell in love with San Siro, La Corva and the whole city. Now the conditions are right for me to start a new adventure in Manchester.
“I will do it with great enthusiasm, knowing that I will miss you. I express my gratitude to all the ‘Inter fans’. You make this club a great place”.
Onana joined Inter in July 2022 from Ajax Amsterdam.
And soon Onana became the first goalkeeper in coach Simone Inzaghi’s squad and was a pivotal element in the season that ended with Inter winning the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup. The team also reached the Champions League final.
It seemed inevitable that Onana would become the number one goalkeeper for Cameroon in the long term, but he decided to retire internationally after playing only one match in the 2022 World Cup, as he was suspended for disciplinary reasons.
Onana won 34 international matches with the national team.