Tottenham have made contact with the agent of Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to reports in the Netherlands.
Onana, a former Barcelona academy player, has emerged as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in Europe since becoming Ajax’s first-choice stopper. The 23-year-old helped his side win the domestic double and reach the Champions League semi-finals last season.
He was desperately unlucky to be on the losing side in the semi-final second leg defeat to Spurs, making some fine saves but failing to stop Lucas Moura’s unerringly accurate finishing.
And now, after apparently turning down Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, Onana is being courted by Tottenham, Manchester United and PSG. Dutch outlet De Telegraaf claims those clubs have all been in touch with the Cameroon international’s agent about a possible transfer next summer.
Interestingly, that means Spurs could be lining up Onana – who is thought to be valued at €40-50 million – as a replacement for Hugo Lloris. The Frenchman has suffered a dip in performance over the last couple of years and is currently sidelined with a dislocated elbow.
Regardless of whether Lloris returns to form when he is back on the pitch, Tottenham should be looking at long-term replacements for the 32-year-old, and Onana would be ideal.