Andre Onana is set to fly into Manchester today to complete his medical ahead of completing his move to Manchester United after a £43 million deal was agreed for the Cameroon international.
The former Ajax goalkeeper has spoken out for the first time since the two parties agreed on a fee and has said why he made the move to Old Trafford.
Move to Premier League ‘irresistible’
Onana, who was speaking to the Italian outlet La Gazzetta Dello Sport, has revealed the opportunity to move to England was one that he couldn’t turn down once the chance presented itself.
“The important thing is to be honest and tell the truth. I am a person that always wants new challenges,” the 27-year-old said. “Playing in the Premier League and for a club like (Man) United is irresistible. All parties wanted this to happen.”
The player was also keen to put on record his thanks to Inter Milan and admitted had he stayed at the Italian giants, then he would have been equally as happy.
‘For me, he is a master’
“Now I really want to start this new experience, it’s exciting and with a coach who for me is a master. I will go to a great league and a great club, which has a huge history just like that of Inter: I will start from scratch and give everything every day to show the new fans who I am,” he said.
After Inter suffered a devastating defeat in the Champions League final against Manchester City, Onana wants to make amends with his new club. “Personally, I hope to win the Champions League with United,” the 27-year-old said.
The player will undergo a medical today and there is hope the goalkeeper can complete the move in time to join United’s pre-season tour of America according to The Times