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Charles Watts says Arsenal will not be the only club fighting for Andre Onana’s transfer this summer, while there are still a number of factors that could play a role in the player’s possible move.
The journalist has provided a transfer update amid the Gunners’ reported interest in Ajax goalkeeper.
“There will be other interested parties, this won’t just be Arsenal, but Arsenal are right at the front of the queue. This is something that’s been talked about and discussed with his representatives for a long time, they’ve been waiting for this result from this hearing before deciding what to do,” he said.
“And it’s going to be interesting to see now what they do decide. Do you go for him and accept that he’s not going to play for the first three months of the season? Or do you wait potentially until January when he can come straight back in, but then you sort of weigh that up, it means he won’t be able to train with the squad until signing in January.
“Will he even play for Ajax once he’s available again from November? Potentially not, so he wouldn’t have any game time before that. Personally, I think you just get this deal done now. You’ve got a very good goalkeeper, like I said, available for a fraction of what he’s worth. Get him in and have him available from November onwards.”