Dutch legend Wesley Sneijder has urged Ajax star Andre Onana to not be a part of Arsenal, saying the Gunners have ‘slipped’ in recent times, and feels the goalkeeper ought to be enjoying for a European large.
The Cameroonian shot-stopper is about to go away Amsterdam this summer time and has been closely linked with a transfer to north London in a cut price deal, with Onana having only one 12 months left on his present contract.
He’s additionally ineligible to play till November on account of a doping ban, with the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport saying on Thursday that his enchantment had been partially efficiently and his ban reduced from 12 months to nine.
Arsenal may signal Onana for around £5million, however Sneijder – who got here by means of the Ajax academy earlier than shifting to Actual Madrid – believes a transfer to considered one of Spain’s massive two can be a greater match.
‘I count on him to go away,’ Sneijder advised Veotbal International Live on Friday.
‘I believe he is a superb goalkeeper. One of many high in Europe? Sure, definitely.
‘I’d reasonably not see him at Arsenal. It’s an ideal membership, however they’ve slipped in recent times. I’d reasonably see him play at Actual Madrid or Barcelona.’
Sneijder additionally hit out on the choice from CAS to solely cut back Onana’s ban by three months – with the 25-year-old claiming he took the banned substance by mistake – and believes he ought to be allowed to coach once more and resume the 2021/22 season as regular.
‘I believe it’s nonsense,’ Sneijder continued. ‘In the event you can cut back such a sentence by three months, why not by six months?
‘Let the boy begin getting ready. He has already had his sentence, proper? He has missed half a 12 months, it’s tremendous, proper? In the event you cut back it, you’re truly admitting you have got made a mistake [with the original ban].’
Mikel Arteta is believed to be able to promote Bernd Leno and herald Onana as his alternative, with the Cameroonian seen as a greater match for the model of soccer – particularly enjoying out from the again – he desires Arsenal to play.
Onana was personally recommended by goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana, who is aware of the shot-stopper from their time collectively at Barcelona’s academy.
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