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Blaise Bourgeois·30 September 2021

Marc Overmars: Ajax to 'move on' from Andre Onana

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Andre Onana’s Ajax departure now appears to be concrete after Ajax director of football Marc Overmars says there isn’t any progress being made in terms of a new deal.

The 25-year-old has been out of football since February 2021 serving a Fifa suspension and has been most heavily linked to an Inter Milan switch though Arsenal have also been in the mix.

“We’re not working on extending his contract,” Overmars told Dutch media. “We’re not having any conversations with him at the moment. We tried but it hasn’t worked out. So you move on. It wasn’t up to us.”

However, despite Overmars pointing the finger at Onana and his entourage, the goalkeeper claims it was Ajax who were being the unreasonable party.

“After the start of the Corona pandemic and because of my suspension, the club still wanted to meet. I understood that,” Onana said over the weekend.

“My agent Albert Botines then had six or seven conversations and he felt we were close to an agreement. But at a certain point, it was take it or leave it from Ajax.

“The club has pulled the plug. Look it up on the internet: we were open to further discussions. We haven’t heard anything from Ajax since then.”

Onana will be free to play football once again on the fourth of November, which will allow Onana to re-join Cameroon for their final two second-round World Cup qualifying matches.