Keylor Navas has come as advertised since his arrival from Real Madrid C.F. over the Summer. However, the 32-years-old wasn’t the only target Paris Saint-Germain had circled. While on their search to find a high-quality netminder, PSG was in contact with André Onana of AFC Ajax.
According to RMC Sport, Onana made it known that the capital club was in discussions with his agent. Furthermore, PSG’s nemesis in FC Barcelona was also in contact with the Cameroonian international who began his career in Barca’s youth system. Nonetheless, he made it known that it wasn’t the right move for his career at the moment.
PSG have been down this road before, most recently with Idrissa Gueye. Les Parisiens were talking with Everton F.C. back in January in hopes of bringing Gueye to Paris, but it fell through. However, with the seeds already planted, PSG revisited the talks over the Summer. As a result of their Winter talks, both sides were able to strike an agreement.
Le PSG est rentré en contact avec Onana cet été https://t.co/FjOEqQH0hv
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) October 22, 2019
Despite Navas having a stellar start to his PSG career, it isn’t crazy for them to look into the future. Already into his 30’s, Navas is a perfect bridge as the club eventually finds their long-term solution in net. It seems as though the capital club will continue to monitor Onana, who at 23-years-old, could potentially be the solution in goal for the future.
Onana enjoyed a breakout season while playing for an Ajax squad that reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League and won the Eredivisie last season. In 55 matches, Onana only conceded 45 goals and put together 26 clean sheets. This season, he’s proving that his performance from a year ago wasn’t a fluke.
Although Ajax saw some talented players depart, it isn’t affecting Onana. Through 18 matches, he’s only conceded 12 goals and possesses nine clean sheets. If Onana continues this performance, expect for PSG to give his agent a call once again this upcoming Summer.
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