Inter’s chaotic transfer window has taken another painful twist. Andre Onana joins Marcelo Brozovic and Milan Skriniar as key players to take a one-way flight from Milano this summer. The Cameroonian keeper has joined Manchester United for a reported €55 million fee, and while that is an impressive profit after his free transfer arrival one year ago, it takes one of the best keepers in Europe away from Inter for a fee substantially smaller than it perhaps should have been.
Here’s the official club statement.
After one season and two trophies won, Inter say goodbye to André Onana. Having arrived in the summer of 2022, the Cameroonian extreme defender experienced an intense and exciting Nerazzurri season. It was a season in which Onana proved to be an important part of the group that won the Supercoppa Italiana, the Coppa Italia and went on the amazing journey to Istanbul. For the Nerazzurri, he made 41 appearances.
Onana receives goodbyes and thanks from the whole Inter family.
Thank you, André
The Nerazzurri have yet to sign a replacement for either Onana or Samir Handanovic, meaning Raffaele Di Gennaro (straight from Serie C), Filip Stankovic (21 years old with no Serie A experience), and Andrei Radu (no words needed) are Inter’s keepers ahead of the Japan preseason tour with 28 days until Serie A begins. Negotiations for Yann Sommer have hit a wall and Shakhtar wants a substantial fee for Inter’s other target, Anatoliy Trubin. Nothing to worry about here!
Anyway, thanks for everything Onana. It was a pleasure watching him lead Inter to 8 Champions League shutouts en route to the final and playing a key part in the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa successes. A shame his story at Inter ended so quickly because he’ll be missed.