Onana not for keeps at Ajax

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Soccer - Mary Han­ni­gan

Ajax’s Cameroo­nian goal­keeper An­dre Onana’s con­tract doesn’t run out un­til 2021 but it hasn’t stopped the 22-year-old be­ing linked with large-ish clubs around Europe.

Has Onana dis­missed the spec­u­la­tion, kissed his Ajax badge and made a pledge of hon­our that he’s go­ing nowhere? Not quite. “I can stay and try to be cham­pion next sea­son, but if some­thing bet­ter comes I’ll be away,” he said. “I think it’s im­por­tant to look at my own ca­reer, I’m ready for my next step with a new chal­lenge.” And what is he do­ing to fur­ther his chances of de­part­ing ? He’s shar­ing his feel­ings about the run­ning of the club fol­low­ing their 3-0 de­feat to PSV Eind­hoven, which sealed the ti­tle for their beloved ri­vals. “That this hap­pens is not only the fault of the man­ager [Erik Ten Hag], be­cause I know that the me­dia will spread neg­a­tiv­ity about him. Marc Over­mars [Di­rec­tor of Foot­ball] and Ed­win van der Sar [CEO], they are all equally re­spon­si­ble for mak­ing us play s**t.” You get the sense that An­dre will in­deed be mov­ing on. Quite soon.

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