Pressure Mounts on £47.2 Million Signing as Errors Pile Up – Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta Hints at Possible Return
Manchester United’s high-profile goalkeeper, Andre Onana, faces an uncertain future at Old Trafford, with Inter Milan emerging as a potential exit route if he decides to part ways with the club in the upcoming summer transfer window.
United made a significant investment of £47.2 million to secure the services of the Cameroon international from Inter Milan in July. Onana arrived at Old Trafford after an impressive stint with the Italian giants, where he played a pivotal role in their journey to the Champions League final.
Manager Erik ten Hag brought Onana on board primarily for his distribution skills, aiming to address an area that required improvement following the departure of David de Gea. However, the 27-year-old goalkeeper has encountered difficulties in adapting to the Premier League, with high-profile errors drawing criticism.
A notable mistake in the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich resulted in United conceding the opening goal, and subsequent errors, including a misplaced pass against Galatasaray and a criticized performance in the defeat to Brentford, have added to Onana’s early challenges at the club.
Despite United expressing support for their new number one goalkeeper, manager Erik ten Hag is reportedly willing to make the tough decision of dropping Onana if his poor form persists, according to ESPN.
As the scrutiny on Onana intensifies, there’s a potential lifeline in the form of a return to Inter Milan. Speaking at the Gazzetta dello Sport Festival, Inter’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta hinted at the possibility of Onana making a sensational comeback to San Siro, stating, “Anything can happen in football, even if those who do not always have positive results.”
Marotta elaborated on the success of their previous dealings with Onana, emphasizing the profitability of acquiring him for free from Ajax and subsequently selling him for a substantial fee. The prospect of a return to Inter Milan could provide Onana with a fresh start, and the upcoming summer transfer window might see the goalkeeper exploring this potential exit route from Manchester United.
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