Andre Onana left Barcelona’s academy to join Ajax in 2015, but he’s said he’s still in “very good relations” with his old club and would return amid rumours Paris-Saint-Germain are also interested in a transfer.
The goalkeeper is in high demand amid speculation numerous European giants are monitoring his situation, with a little more than two years remaining on his contract in Amsterdam.
Onana, 24, would face stiff competition for the No. 1 spot at the Camp Nou with Germany’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen installed as first choice, but he told Canal+ Afrique (via Goal’s Kunle Fayiga)
"It's hard to say because with FC Barcelona, I am still in very good relations with the president, the coaches.
"As I said earlier, Barca is my home. If I have to go back, I will go back. But today we are still far from it. I'm the Ajax goalkeeper and we'll see what happens at the end of the season.
"I only take care of the ball game, what happens at the stadium. The rest are my agents who manage."
L’Equipe (via Get French Football News) recently reported Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have already made contact over a transfer, while Onana is said to have told those close to him he’d be “delighted to play in France”:
Chelsea are already nailed on to sign one Ajax star this summer after agreeing personal terms with Hakim Ziyech. It was reported in February that the two clubs had agreed a $49 million (€45 million) fee for the Moroccan maestro, though his move will be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bild reporter Christian Falk said in late March that the west Londoners had their eye on another keeper replacement provided they could find a buyer for incumbent Kepa Arrizabalaga:
Onana—who spent four-and-a-half years at Barca—could also find the competition steep at PSG considering it was only last year they purchased Keylor Navas from Real Madrid. Alphonse Areola is currently on loan with Los Blancos but is also expected to return this summer.
The Cameroon international’s alleged price-tag of $32.8 million (€30 million) could be seen by some clubs as too good to pass up in the current climate, however, with value transfers set to become a high priority.