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Ajax goalkeeper Onana turned down chance to join Barcelona in summer

‘It was not the right time to return’: Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana reveals he turned down the chance to join Barcelona in the summer

  • Andre Onana came through the famed Barcelona academy before moving on 
  • They offered him the chance to return to the Nou Camp in the summer window 
  • PSG also expressed an interest in him but a firm offer never arrived from them 

Andre Onana has revealed he turned down the chance to return to Barcelona in the summer.

The Ajax goalkeeper came through the famed academy at the Spanish club, while there was also interest in the 23-year-old from French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

A firm offer never came from PSG, while at Barcelona he would have had to compete with Marc-Andre ter Stegen for the No 1 shirt.

Andre Onana has revealed he turned down the chance to return to Barcelona in the summer

And Onana decided against making a move back to Barcelona when the chance arose in the transfer window. 

‘Barca came back for me this summer,’ the goalkeeper told RMC Sport. 

‘It’s my home, I was part of that club. They always want one of their own to re-sign. 

‘But it was not the right time to return. Maybe I’ll never get another chance! But it was not a good time to do it this summer.’

There was also interest in the 23-year-old from French champions Paris Saint-Germain

He also mentioned interest from PSG: ‘I had feedback from PSG. I had discussions with my agent. He told me of Paris and what he wanted to do.

‘What happened remains between professionals. These are the things that are managed with my agent. 

‘We talked about it several times and he told me that PSG were interested.’ 




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