Currently suspended for breaching rules relating to banned substances, André Onana’s time at Ajax Amsterdam appears to be over.
The Cameroon international saw his sentence dropped from 12 months to nine on Thursday, which will be good news for interested party Arsenal, who have been touted as the favourites to sign him.
Needing some competition for Bernd Leno, the Gunners have turned their attention to Onana, who should be available at a relatively cheap fee, since Marc Overmars and co. just want to get rid.
Voetbal International’s Freek Jansen, relayed by SoccerNews.nl, explained what this all means for the player, Ajax and Arsenal.
He said: “From the beginning of September, Onana can resume group training, and there is virtually no chance that this will be in Amsterdam. Onana wants to leave, Ajax continue and Arsenal are in pole position.
“The question is no longer whether, but for what transfer fee the Cameroonian will leave the Netherlands. And the latter is perhaps best entrusted to Marc Overmars”.
Ajax have already made their moves to ensure their goalkeeping spot is full next season, as Remko Pasveer and Jay Gorter have both come in.
Add on top of that Maarten Stekelenburg and it appears Arsenal could have an easy picking with Onana this summer.