Mercato: Onana at OL, things are progressing

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According to L’Equipe, OL have entered the negotiation phase with Ajax Amsterdam to try to recruit their goalkeeper André Onana, desired by their former Amsterdam coach Peter Bosz. The Cameroonian has even given his agreement to join the club of Jean-Michel Aulas.

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It is not only at PSG that the goalkeeper file is very sensitive. At OL too, we are working hard to strengthen this sector of play. Peter Bosz, the successor of Rudi Garcia on the Lyon bench, told his management that he wanted to bring André Onana from his former club, Ajax Amsterdam. The file is far from being finalized but it would move in the right direction.

While waiting to know if Anthony Lopes will have a strong competitor this season, the management of Olympique Lyonnais is working on this complex operation. As a reminder, the player is suspended for doping and will not be authorized to officially resume competition until November 4. In addition, the 25-year-old goalkeeper is entering his last year of contract and will therefore be free to discuss with the clubs of his choice from January 1.

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Towards a middle ground around six million?

But Lyon would like to close the deal this summer. According to L’Equipe, Onana’s profile is already unanimous within Lyon management, from Juninho to Jean-Michel Aulas. The sports daily argues that the Cameroonian would have accepted OL’s offer for a five-year contract, running until June 2026. Discussions facilitated by the excellent relations between the goalkeeper with his ex-coach Peter Bosz. The new OL coach is counting on him to build a playing identity with raises at the foot, an area in which Onana excels.

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If all the lights therefore seem to be green between the Rodhanian club and the Cameroonian goalkeeper, an agreement also remains to be found with Ajax. On this point, the negotiations that began with Marc Overmars, the director of football, look more complicated. L’Equipe evokes a clear gap between the two positions but a possible middle ground around six million euros. The Dutch club would claim ten.

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