Not one, but two major updates on the goalkeeping situation at Premier League giants Manchester United have been forthcoming on Thursday evening.
The first, altogether unsurprisingly, comes in the form of confirmation of a new big-money addition between the posts.
The player in question? Andre Onana.
On the back of months of speculation linking Cameroonian international Onana with a move to Old Trafford, the Red Devils brass, at long last, struck a deal with their counterparts at Inter Milan earlier this week.
Onana, in turn, was granted permission to fly out to complete his Red Devils medical, before putting pen to paper on a long-term contract.
And, a short time ago, as much was made official.
As per a statement across Man United’s website and social media platforms:
‘Andre Onana has joined Manchester United on a contract running until June 2028, with the option of a further year, subject to international clearance.’
The deal, it is understood, was sealed for an initial fee of €52.5 million, followed by a potential €5 in add-ons.
As alluded to above, though, the efforts of the powers that be at Old Trafford to add to Erik ten Hag’s goalkeeping options have not ended there.
This comes with United also understood to be closing on a 2nd addition between the posts, in the form of Zion Suzuki.
Japanese international Suzuki has too been tipped to take his talents to Manchester this summer, to act as backup for Onana.
And the Reds’ transfer team, it would appear, are now ready to push ahead with a move for the gifted 20-year-old.
As per Japanese transfer expert Marco Molla:
‘Urawa Reds goalkeeper Zion Suzuki is very close to joining Manchester United, and if done deal, he will play for the first team’.