Andre Onana’s potential move to Arsenal is looking less and less likely, with the player now agreeing personal terms to join Lyon.
Dutch outlet NOS (via GFFN) report that they’ve spoken to Andre Onana’s agent, who has confirmed they have an agreement with Lyon over a potential summer move. They’ve offered him a five-year deal to move to France.
The problem now is finding an agreement with Ajax, and L’Equipe report that talks are on with the Eredivisie club wanted more than €10m and Lyon offering €5m. They’re hoping they can find a compromise around €6m plus bonuses.
The only positive in the entire report (other than the fact the two clubs haven’t already reached an agreement) is that Arsenal are still interested despite their stalling.
You’d imagine Arsenal’s reservations stem from the fact they’d be paying €10m+ for a player who can’t play football until November and whose contract ends next summer. That’s the same reason Lyon aren’t anywhere near Ajax’s valuation currently.
If no one agrees to spend such a large fee on a suspended player, Ajax may well end up having to lower their asking price later in the window, or lose him for nothing at all next summer.