Manchester United are expected to spend big in the summer to overhaul their squad. Their challenge is dual as players will have to both exit as well as be attracted to Old Trafford, the latter of which may be a massive challenge.
Heading into next season without Champions League football is a task that United are already beginning to see ramifications of. Most young and upcoming talents are looking for success in the short term and playing a season of their prime in the Europa League may not necessarily meet those requirements.
As of such, it isn’t a big surprise that yet another promising player has rejected the approach of the Red Devils.
Daily Record claim that Ajax have rejected an offer from Manchester United for goalkeeper Andre Onana. The English club have been facing their worst woes in the defensive end of the game, with their centre-backs playing poorly and David De Gea facing a horrendous form slump.
Coupled with the Spaniard’s woes, United are also plagued with the possibility that he may depart in the summer. As of such, purchasing the 23-year-old Cameroonian goalkeeper would have been the ideal choice.
However, Ajax are in no mood to sell the keeper, who they value at around €40 million. The club is already expected to lose de Ligt in the summer and will assuredly see Frenkie De Jong exit their ranks.
As of such, it is easy to see why they don’t want to weaken their squad further and are particularly wary of dismantling their defense if de Ligt also leaves.
Interestingly, the teenager captain of the Dutch team also rejected an advance from the Red Devils, allegedly stating that the Old Trafford outfit is no longer an apt destination for him to try and become the best in his position and that the club has lost its brand value.