?The annual Ajax exodus is well underway.
We’ve already seen Hakim Ziyech agree a move to Chelsea at the end of the season (whenever that may be), and now the Moroccan is thought to be keen on ?bringing teammate André Onana with him.
The young goalkeeper is no stranger to transfer rumours, having been linked with a number of sides in recent years, but let’s take a look at which move would actually make the most sense for him.
It almost seems like the only reason this rumour exists is because Onana spent time with ?Barcelona’s academy.
Now, it’s not that Onana isn’t good enough for Barcelona, but are we just forgetting that ?Marc-André ter Stegen is a thing? The German is in the conversation for the world’s best in his position, so game time would be almost impossible to come by.
As a 23-year-old who is touted as one of the most exciting young goalkeepers around, Onana isn’t going to agree to spend the next few years of his life warming the bench at Camp Nou.
Would he fit?: The bench would welcome him with open arms.
Should he join?: Not unless he wants to play five games over the next five years.
Paris Saint-Germain have more goalkeepers than they know what to do with. 33-year-old Keylor Navas is still killing it, Sergio Rico could join permanently in the summer, young
If Ziyech gets his wish, Onana will be on the way to Stamford Bridge as well this summer, but there are a few questions about this move which need asking.
Now, we all know about Frank Lampard’s seething hatred of Kepa Arrizabalaga. The 25-year-old has been dropped for poor performances and is constantly linked with an exit, but it’s hard to see the powers that be at ?Chelsea giving up on their £71m club-record signing so soon (or accepting a massive loss).
Regardless of Arrizabalaga’s future, the Blues will definitely be on the lookout for a new deputy, with Willy Caballero set to say goodbye this summer. Onana could take his spot, safe in the knowledge that a shot in the first team might only be one Arrizabalaga error away.
Would he fit?: As long as he can actually save a shot.
Should he go?: Getting stuck behind Arrizabalaga could be too much of a risk, but potentially one worth taking.
The Frenchman loves a mistake or two, and it’s believed that Mourinho wants a young understudy who can offer legitimate competition for minutes, which is basically Onana to a tee.
If Lloris’ errors continue (and they definitely will), a spot in the first team could well open up, and Onana might be there to capitalise. And don’t forget, Lloris is 33 years old, so he’s only got so long left at the top.
Would he fit?: There’s a locker in the dressing room with his name on already.
Should he join?: As long as he’s ready to experience chaos under Mourinho.
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