Having only taken over from Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager mid-season, Jose Mourinho will no doubt have his eyes set on this upcoming summer transfer window as a potentially defining one for the club.
The Portuguese boss will be keen to shape the squad in his own image, and it appears that he has his eyes set on bringing in a new number one goalkeeper.
According to Spanish publication Sport (via Sport Witness), the Lilywhites are said to be “very interested” in Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, but that they are likely to face competition from La Liga giants Barcelona, who are also keeping tabs on him.
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After hearing about their interest in the Cameroon international, Spurs fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on their potential summer target.
€40m on one player? We won’t even spend that in the same window.
— We can afford to pay our staff #THFC (@Rog_THFC) April 8, 2020
First of all Onana is alright but not better than Lloris
second of all £40m is a decent price BUT we need to invest money elsewhere GK is like 6th or 7th priority.
— SpursSignSomeoneGoodInSummer (@SpursTransfer10) April 8, 2020
Don’t rate. To small I think and not imposing enough for prem in my opinion.
— gavin (@gavinspurs) April 8, 2020
Not good enough
— grahaem hopkins (@grahaemh) April 8, 2020
no thanks, next…..
— Joel Clements (@joelclements) April 8, 2020
A couple of fans compared Onana to former Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, and insisted that the Cameroonian is similarly “sketchy” and unreliable.
He is a very talented keeper but does have a bit of that Gomes calamity about him from time to time. For me I’d rather have a slightly less talented but more stable, reliable keeper. Otherwise the whole back 4 becomes unsettled.
— Sandeep C (@Soulfly778) April 8, 2020
Such a sketchy gk.. just like when gomez was st spurs same category
— Az ( Isolation ) (@SLiiPZHDD) April 8, 2020
Having played Champions League football with Ajax, Onana has certainly got the top-level experience under his belt to settle into life in north London.
Hugo Lloris has struggled to the point that Spurs should seriously consider selling him this summer, and Onana would be a more than worthy replacement for him considering he is only 24 and still has plenty of time to grow.
But judging from the reaction of Spurs fans themselves, the jury is still out on whether he would be a good signing for the club.