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André Onana : an option for Barcelona?

André Onana during a match with Ajax / Getty Images

According to Mundo Deportivo, André Onana, who was on agenda last summer of the Catalans, is back as an option on the table this transfer window.

The Ajax goalkeeper, who has a contract until 2022 with the Amsterdam based club, has been linked with a come back to Barcelona. He joined Ajax in 2015, after playing through the ranks of La Masia for 5 years. Ramon Planes, the technical secretory, and the club’s goalkeeping coach José Ramón de la Fuente, have been in contact with the player’s surrounding.

The foremost problem with Onana’s signing is the 12-month ban sanctioned by the UEFA for breaching the anti-doping code. However, the time of his punishment could be lowered in the upcoming trial planned in June. Moreover, Marc Overmars could be the key to a lower transfer fee for the Cameroonian’s signing.

Per the same report, Iñaki Peña has the confidence of the club’s management to be the second choice goalkeeper for the first team next season.