Inter legend admits problem over Manchester United target Andre Onana
Inter Milan are fighting to keep goalkeeper Andre Onana amid transfer interest from Manchester United.
Manchester United are in need of a new goalkeeper, with uncertainty over the future of David de Gea, who may only be retained as a back-up.
The Athletic report Andre Onana is high on Manchester United’s list, with the goalkeeper impressing in the Champions League final.
Inter would prefer to keep Onana, however, United are likely to be able to tempt them into a sale, former Nerazzurri goalkeeper Ivano Bordon tells FCInter1908
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Ivano Bordon made more than 280 appearances for Inter Milan in the 70s and 80s, also representing Italy.
He is a big fan of Inter’s current number one Andre Onana – but believes the club cannot resist a big offer.
Bordon explained: “He’s made big leaps forward, his market value is very high, I think he’s now around 60 million [Euros].
“Inter would certainly keep him, but I know it will be difficult to hold back in the face of certain offers from the Premier League.
“I hope he stays, but it seems difficult to me, also because, by selling Onana, they could get a good goalkeeper and also one or two important players who could be useful.”
Despite the revenue boost from reaching the Champions League final, Inter Milan are not cash-rich, with Bloomberg reporting earlier this year that they are hoping a new investor comes forward.
Cashing in on Onana would make sense financially, considering they signed him on a free transfer, a deal would net them a tidy profit.
Onana has already worked with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, and he is a considerable upgrade on De Gea with his footwork and as an overall package.
United may not even need to go over the £50 million figure Bordon describes. Testing the waters with a £35-40 million offer would be a good place to start.