Onana’s Ajax transfer door opened, Shelvey’s Barcelona potential and more daily news

Ajax’s Cameroonian goalkeeper has been a common topic these days, and now his club appears to have resigned in their hopes of keeping him, with his coach admitting that he could be moved on should the right moment come.

André Onana, 24, is a La Masia product, and has played for Barcelona’s famed academy for 5 years before moving on to pastures new. He has made his name in Amsterdam and already has a Dutch domestic double to his name, while he is also on his way to becoming a regular fixture in his national team.

As a result, many clubs around Europe have come calling, Chelsea and Barcelona being the biggest among them, and Erik ten Hag has said that while they have not put a price tag on their goalkeeper, the transfer door may be opened if all sides are satisfied.

“Our goalkeeper is of tremendous importance to this squad and it’s only natural that we do not want him to move on, but this is football and the fact is that things change by the hour. If everything develops the way it should and the right club with the right price comes in, then we would have to seriously consider the situation,” he explained to Algemeen Dagblad.

Erik ten Hag admits that should a club meet their valuation of Onana, he will not be stopped from making the move
Ajax coach admits it may prove difficult to keep Onana beyond the summer. Copyright: imago images / VI Images

Top News 2: Shelvey's Barca DNA

According to Matt Ritchie, Shelvey has the potential to play for the biggest teams
Jonjo Shelvey began his career at Liverpool before making the switch to Newcastle. Copyright: imago images / Focus Images

A teammate of Shelvey has revealed some interesting details about the Newcastle midfielder, and has even made the bold claim that Jonjo Shelvey has what it takes to make it at Camp Nou – were it not for his lack of focus and other off-field interests.

Matt Ritchie opened up on Jonjo Shelvey’s potential, lauding his talent and versatility as second to none, but also revealed that his affinity for golf is what takes up most of his time on a weekly basis – and that’s what cost him a move to a bigger club.

He went on, explaining further to In The Box: “I mean, Jonj is one hell of a player, to be honest. I’ve always thought that. It’s my fourth year at this club [Newcastle], and his abilities sometimes blow my mind.”

“But this guy just lacks the desire to push on further. He goes and plays golf for Northumberland three times a week. If he instead focused more on football, as I told him many times, he would now be playing for Barcelona, no doubt. He’s got everything!”


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Top News 3: 'He transformed us into robots!' - Evra reveals Ferguson's methods

Patrice Evra reveals how Ferguson transformed his Man Utd generation
Patrice Evra enjoyed a great relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson. Copyright: imago images / Paul Marriott

In his exclusive series of interviews with The Official Manchester United Podcastthe Manchester United legend opened up on his time at the club, emphasizing Sir Alex Ferguson’s influence over the entire squad at the time.

Patrice Evra joined the Red Devils in 2006, spending eight years at the Theatre of Dreams, racking up 273 Premier League appearances and picking up numerous trophies, with 5 PL titles to his name during a glittering professional career.

But the former France left-back instead chose to focus on his mentor, Sir Alex Ferguson, and how the Scot managed to instill the winning belief and mentality into his squad to the point that winning became nothing more than a daily habit. In his own words, Fergie ‘transformed them into robots.’

“To tell you the truth, I celebrated my first PL title at Silvestre’s house like a kid. After that, nothing felt the same, I never celebrated in the same way. We were winning games, we were playing good, but be still weren’t pleased. We all thought it was normal. That’s when we realized – he turned us all into robots!’

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