Andre Onana sends farewell to Inter Milan as David de Gea rejects chance to replace Man United-bound star

Manchester United-bound Andre Onana has, on Thursday, confirmed his departure from Inter Milan.

The name of shot-stopper Onana, of course, has taken its place at the very forefront of the headlines on the red half of Manchester for several weeks now.

This comes after the powers that be at Old Trafford identified the Cameroonian as their first-choice target to replace the outgoing David de Gea.

Lengthy negotiations with their counterparts at the aforementioned Inter, in turn, followed, with a breakthrough having finally been reached late last week.

And, as alluded to above, late on Thursday, Onana himself has confirmed the news of his imminent Premier League switch.

In a post across his official social media platforms, the former Ajax standout bid a heartfelt farewell to all associated with Inter Milan, confirming the time has come ‘to start a new journey in Manchester’:

Fresh on the back of Onana’s announcement, meanwhile, has come an update on the future of the man whom he will replace at Old Trafford.

David de Gea, of course, currently finds himself without a club, after calling time on his long-term stint in England.

And, according to reports, at the front of the queue in the race to bring the Spanish international in are none other than Inter Milan.

As per Duncan Castles of the Daily Record, however, De Gea has opted to turn down the advances of the Nerazzurri, owing to a wage disagreement:

The Daily Record understands that De Gea called a halt on initial discussions with Inter after the Milan club proposed an annual wage of €5m (£4.3m) net.’

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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