Ajax has André Onana longer to be bound. The contract of the keeper from Cameroon on Thursday opened up and extended by one year until mid-2022.
Onana came in 2015 from the youth academy of FC Barcelona and grew after a period with Jong Ajax’s first goalkeeper at Ajax. After the departure of Jasper Cillessen, he won the competition from Tim Krul and Diederik Boer.
“This renewal means that I at least have a season to stay here”, promises to be the 22-year-old Onana on the website of Ajax. “It was a difficult choice. But I am a young keeper, I need to play. At Ajax, I am sure, when foreign clubs, that is the question.”
Onana extended in may 2017 his contract at Ajax, that was due to expire in the summer of 2018, for the first time. He signed then on until mid-2021. He now has 126 official matches under the crossbar stood in the main power.
Because of its good performance, state Onana on the radar at several European top clubs. Among others, FC Barcelona, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Olympique Marseille would already have concrete interest shown in the African goalkeeper.
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‘Would like to give something back to the club’
An important motivation for Onana to to renew his contract, is the fact that he is grateful for the opportunity he has received in Amsterdam. “Ajax has a lot done for me. I also think it’s important to do something back for the club. Hopefully we go together a lot of prices address the next time.”
Onana made on 20 August 2016, his debut in the first team in the home match against Willem II. The same season he reached with Ajax immediately the final of the Europa League, where they lost to Manchester United.
In addition Onana at Ajax goalkeepers Bruno Varela, Kostas Lamprou, Benjamin van Leer (rented to NAC) and Dominik Kotarski under contract. Thursday, it was announced that the Amsterdammers with FC Emmen in the conversation about a possible transfer of nineteen-year-old goalkeeper Kjell Sharpen.
Ajax approaches Emmen goalkeeper Sharpen and Heerenveen defender Pierie