Chelsea transfer target Andre Onana tells Ajax he wants to quit after ‘five great years’ as Blues and Barcelona circle – The Sun
ANDRE ONANA has confirmed that he wants to leave Ajax this summer, with the likes of Chelsea and Barcelona circling.
The 24-year-old has developed into one of European football's finest goalkeepers since swapping La Masia for Amsterdam back in 2015.
But having clinched an Eredivisie title, as well as enjoying KNVB Cup success and a run to the Champions League semi-finals, Onana feels that it is time to wave goodbye to the Dutch giants.
He told Algemeen Dagblad: "Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy with Ajax and I am very grateful to the club.
"It was five great years here, but now my time has come to take a step.
"I don’t yet know what will happen, but my ambitions and agreements are clear."
Chelsea would currently be in the driving seat to sign the Cameroonian, having already prised £37million star Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in recent months.
Boss Frank Lampard's desire for a goalkeeper is clear, having dropped £71m flop Kepa Arrizabalaga earlier this season in favour of 38-year-old regular bench-dweller Willy Caballero.
Onana would be expected to cost around £25m, although it is so far unclear as to how the coronavirus pandemic may affect this fee.
Another team interested in the stopper is former club Barcelona.
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