Report: Club confident of keeping 24-year-old wanted by Spurs and Chelsea

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According to the latest reports from Holland, Ajax are now confident of keeping hold of Andre Onana beyond the summer, in what may come as a blow to Tottenham’s hopes of landing the 24-year-old.

There have been contradictory claims regarding Tottenham’s hunt for a new goalkeeper of late (Daily Mail).

Some have suggested that the Lilywhites are looking for a long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris while others claim that the Frenchman is likely to remain first-choice next season (Football.London).

Onana is one of the names Tottenham have been linked with and reports have suggested that the Lilywhites are battling Chelsea for his signature (Express).

There seemed to be an encouraging sign for Spurs when the Cameroonian recently hinted on Instagram (via the Daily Star) that he had may have played his last game for Ajax.

However, De Telegraaf now reports (as relayed by Inside Futbol) that the Dutch giants are now becoming confident that they will be able to hang on to Onana.

It is claimed that Ajax’s sporting director, Marc Overmars, is doubtful whether any club will be able to meet their asking price for the goalkeeper.

Interestingly, the report does go on to add that the final decision on his next destination rests with Onana himself, with the club having made a promise to the shot-stopper that he will be allowed to leave this summer.

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Given the limited transfer budget we have to work with, we will have to prioritise signings this window. Even if we were initially planning on signing a keeper like Onana or Nick Pope, who could potentially be Hugo’s long-term replacement, we likely have to bin those plans now and focus on the areas of the squad that are in more desperate need of additions. We will probably end up signing a third-choice goalkeeper on a free transfer to replace Michel Vorm.

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