Dwight Yorke, a Manchester United legend, has intimated that Erik ten Hag could make a surprise approach for Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, albeit the transfer would be difficult to complete due to Andre Onana’s recent arrival at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag made a huge decision over the summer when he told Manchester United not to renew David de Gea’s contract, freeing up room in the squad for a new keeper. Man United spent £47 million to sign Onana from Inter.
Scouts at Manchester United were intrigued with the 27-year-old’s talent with the ball at his feet, suggesting he would thrive in Ten Hag’s system. While Onana has demonstrated his long-range passing ability while wearing a Manchester United shirt, he has also been guilty.
These gaffes have prompted calls for Manchester United to bring in a successor immediately.
Former Manchester United striker Yorke responded to the suggestion that Ten Hag would make Ramsdale his new No. 1 in an interview with Stocklytics (via football.london) after the Englishman dropped behind David Raya in the Arsenal pecking order.
However, Yorke admits that the transfer is doubtful due to Onana’s contract term.
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“We can speculate about Ramsdale, but Onana has a five-year contract!” What is he going to do? “Who will take him after those mistakes?” Yorke stated.