Edu and Arsenal set for competition in race for major summer transfer target

Arsenal could be set to face major competition in the race for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana this summer.

The Gunners’ interest in the Ajax goalkeeper has been well broadcast in the past. understands that the Cameroonian is Arsenal’s main goalkeeping target this summer and will be brought in as a replacement for current Gunners’ stopper Bernd Leno.

A fee is yet to be agreed between his current employers and Arsenal and the North Londoners will need to move quickly if they are to secure his signature.

According to Goal, Onana is attracting interest from around Europe, whilst a club who finished in the top eight in the Premier League table last season have apparently made contact over a move.

The goalkeeping position is certainly an aspect of the squad that needs strengthening next season at the Emirates Stadium.

Bernd Leno endured a difficult campaign in 2020/21, whilst Runar Alex Runarsson appears unlikely to be a viable option for the No. 1 shirt – for the time being at the very least.

Meanwhile, Mathew Ryan has returned to Brighton & Hove Albion after his loan deal expired and is being talked up about a move to Celtic.

The summer window is officially open, and it’s going to be tough to keep up with the comings and goings in and out of the Emirates.

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Onana has been seen as a viable and affordable option with his contract at the Johan Cruyff ArenA set to expire next summer.

Ajax are reportedly keen to sell the goalkeeper, who has been serving a ban for breaking doping guidelines.

Onana’s ban has been reduced to nine months following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, meaning he is now able to train once again from September 4, whilst he is eligible to take to the pitch from November 4.

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