Andre Onana transfer: Man Utd shirt number revealed, cost, contract, wages & more
Manchester United confirmed the signing on Thursday night.
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The Cameroon international spent just a solitary campaign at the San Siro, where he won the Coppa Italia, played in the Champions League final and kept the most clean sheets in the 2022/23 competition.
Onana arrives as the long-term replacement for David de Gea, and will help Erik ten Hag further implement his tactical philosophy, with the United manager keen for the team to play out from defence. The pair also worked together at Ajax, the fourth member of the United squad to previously play for the Amsterdam club, along with Lisandro Martinez, Donny van de Beek and Antony.
The goalkeeper will now meet up with the rest of the United squad in the USA, where the first team have matches against Arsenal, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund before the end of July. It’s not clear yet whether Onana will be involved in the first friendly against the Gunners on Saturday night.
United have paid an initial fee €51m (£44m) to complete the transfer, with an additional €4m (£3.5m) to be paid depending on bonuses and on-field achievements. That brings United’s spending up to around £100m so far this summer, following the previous arrival of Mason Mount. United will now focus on completing a deal for Rasmus Hojlund of Atalanta.
Meanwhile, despite replacing De Gea as United’s no.1, Onana will actually wear the no.24 jersey at Old Trafford, the shirt he donned at both Inter and Ajax. The player has also put pen to paper on a contract that runs to 2028, with the option of a further year.
Onana will earn a wage of £100,000 per week with his new club, according to the Sun. De Gea’s salary, a big reason United decided to move the Spaniard on, was believed to be around £375,000 per week.