Onana’s Future Up In The Air After Ajax Talks Stall
Olympique Lyonnais and Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Cameroonian goalkeeper Adre Onana, whose contract extension talks has stalled at Ajax, according to reports.
The goalkeeper’s current deal expires next summer and Onana, 25, and was eager to continue playing at the Sons of the Gods.
Onana has been in discussions over a five-year deal although there is the option for the contract to be unilaterally terminated in 2025, without the player having to pay a termination clause.
“We’re not working on extending his contract,” Ajax director of football Marc Overmars told Dutch media as per BBC Sport.
“We’re not having any conversations with him at the moment. We tried but it hasn’t worked out. So you move on. It wasn’t up to us.”
Onana signed the current contract with Ajax four years ago and it t will keep him at the club until next summer.
He has not played since January, as he was given a 12-month doping ban by UEFA in February which was later reduced to nine months.
The Cameroonian joined Ajax from Barcelona in January 2015 and became first-choice goalkeeper this term following the departure of Jasper Cillessen.
Onana made his first-team debut in August 2016 and has since made 142 appearances in all competitions.