“Andre Onana an interesting player, we owe Suning respect”

By on September 25, 2021 0

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta provided an update on the Nerazzurri’s reported chase of Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN ahead of tonight’s Serie A clash with Atalanta, the executive spoke about the Cameroonian goalkeeper and responded to rumors that Inter owners Suning are considering parting ways. of the club.

Inter are looking for a long-term successor for captain Samir Handanovic, who turned 37 this summer, and with Onana terminating his contract with the Dutch champions at the end of June 2022, he could be a high-quality option available on a free transfer. next summer. .

Marotta has confirmed the 25-year-old is a player Inter is interested in, but clarified that there are no concrete developments towards his signing.

“We know that sporting director Ausilio is active with his colleagues to monitor the possibilities offered by the market,” said Marotta. “Beyond that there is nothing to report, it is the routine of the sports management. Interesting goalkeeper, but we have a great goalkeeper, we keep him. “

Marotta also referred to rumors that Suning is looking for investors to sell their Nerazzurri shares to, and stressed that the Chinese company still controls the club and should be respected for its continued contributions.

“There has been a lot of talk in the media,” he said. “[InterSpac President] Cottarelli has made numerous statements. The positive aspect is the love and passion for these colors, Inter will never be alone. There is also a company which has lavished hundreds of millions of euros, but which has reduced investments.

He continued: “Today, Inter are calm, we are moving forward with serenity. Maybe we can’t make big investments, but it’s a problem that affects all clubs and not just Inter, we have to find a new model of sustainability. The Zhang family love to give the team and us peace of mind, and they want to keep winning. We owe them respect.

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