Arsenal has rekindled their interest in Andre Onana following a reduction in his suspension ban that will make him eligible to return to football by November.
Arsenal transfer target Andre Onana has had his 12 months doping ban reduced to 9 months after a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The Cameroonian goalkeeper was banned for a year by UEFA after the performance-improvement substance Furosemide was detected in his urine sample back in February.
The aftermath of UEFA’s decision has left the goalkeeper unable to participate in football activities since February thereby unable to train with the club’s team. But he has since then been working on his fitness with a personal trainer on local pitches in Amsterdam.
Prior to his ban by UEFA, the Cameroonian has been impressive for the Dutch outfit for a couple of seasons and has so far been ascribed as one of the top and in-demand goalkeepers in Europe. Thus upon reduction of his ban by 3 months, Arsenal has expressed their desire once again to lure Onana to the North London club.
The Gunners interest in the keeper can be traced back to January when contact was made between the English club and the player’s representatives.
However, Arsenal been on the verge of securing a loan deal with Brighton’s Matt Ryan coupled with financial excuses served as the gravamen that hindered Onana’s transfer in January to Arsenal an unaccomplished expenditure.
The 24-year-old whose contract with Ajax will expire in 2022 has been a prime target for the North London club and due to his lack of game time, speculations suggests that the goalkeeper is valuated around 7m Euros.
Since the appeal verdict connotes that Onana can make his return to football in November, he his expected to resume competitive training with Ajax by September.