Barcelona wants Ajax's Onana to join De Jong, says agent

Cameroon international Andre Onana was a member of Barcelona's academy before joining Ajax and could be set for a return.

Andre Onana began his career at Barcelona's academy before moving to Ajax in 2015.   -  Getty Images

Andre Onana is a transfer target for Barcelona, according to the Ajax goalkeeper's agent.

Barca agreed a EUR 75 million deal to sign Ajax's star midfielder Frenkie De Jong at the end of this season and a report by Radio Catalunya claimed it was ready to go back to the Amsterdam club to sign Cameroon international Onana.

Speaking to De Telegraaf, the 22-year-old's agent Albert Botines insisted the reported interest is genuine. "That's correct. It's not a secret that Barcelona are interested," he said.

Onana has starred on Ajax's run to the knockout phases of the Champions League this season, keeping 21 clean sheets in 37 matches across all competitions.

He began his career in Europe at Barcelona's academy before moving to Ajax in 2015 and is under contract at the Johan Cruyff Arena until June, 2021.

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