Andre Onana is very likely to join Arsenal this summer, with the final fee to be determined after his ban was reduced, according to reports.
Chris Wheatley claims Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana is very likely to join Arsenal this summer. At the time of his report, the Gunners were just waiting on the outcome of Onana’s appeal against a doping ban.
No fee has been agreed yet, according to Wheatley’s article on Football.London.
But the 12-month ban has since been reduced to nine, meaning he’s available for matches from November 3rd and available for training from September 3rd.
The Athletic add that Onana is indeed one name in contention for Arsenal’s goalkeeper position. However, The Athletic add there’s also interest in him from France and Italy, as well as from Arsenal.
The Times recently reported that Arsenal had made an offer for Onana, and they joined The Telegraph in claiming Arsenal remain interested in buying Onana regardless of the outcome of his doping case. They’ll only be more interested now that it’s been reduced.
Onana is serving a suspension after the banned substance, Furosemide, was found in his urine sample. He claimed he took it by accident after it was prescribed to his wife.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled no significant fault could be attributed to Onana, reducing the ban as a result. Though the first nine months remain intact to effectively punish the goalkeeper’s negligence.